LGBTIQ procession took place in Odesa
11:20, 13 August 2016

LGBTIQ procession took place in Odesa

Radical activists tried to get in their way, but the police interfered

11:20, 13 August 2016

The equality march took place the in the southern-Ukrainian city of Odesa. About 50 people joined the procession, which reached its end near the city hall, 112 Ukraine TV channel’s correspondent said.

The perimeter of the procession was guarded by some 300 policemen.

Someradical activists, about 15 people aged from 15 to 20 tried to interfere with the procession and breach the public order. There’s no information what kind of organizations they represent.  The law enforcers keep them away from the procession participants, holding negotiations with the radical activists.

Extra security measures were taken; the police buses shut off streets in the downtown and near the city hall, and pyrotechnicians checked the vicinities for any possible signs of explosives.  

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