By Natalia Ojewska 

BIALYSTOK, Poland—About 1,000 gay-rights demonstrators marched inside the protection of a police cordon on Sunday, the second-ever pride parade for this city in Poland’s east, a week after the first was shut down when some counterdemonstrators attacked marchers.

The march, largely by gay-rights activists from out of town, and last week’s violence, demonstrated the heightened tensions around LGBT rights in a country headed toward elections and in which there is a stark divide between social conservatives and liberals.

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