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Anti-LGBT protesters used 'feces lab' to attack weekend march members in Kyiv

Bellingcat looked into preparations to spoil the LGBT march in the Ukrainian capital
22:27, 25 June 2019

Shit lab before LGBT march in Kyiv, June 2019
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Some anti-LGBT activists attempted to disrupt the Pride March in Kyiv last weekend, using a literally dirty way to do it. Bellingcat agency looked into a story that took place during the event.

''On Sunday morning, before the March began, Kyiv’s chief of police Andriy Kryshchenko told reporters that they had completed a “special operation” the previous night — they foiled a plot from anti-LGBT extremists to literally throw feces at Pride participants. Kyiv police reportedly detained nine people who, on an island on the Dnipro river in the Ukrainian capital’s southern outskirts, had set up what the chief of police bluntly referred to in Ukrainian as a (...) “shit-laboratory.” Photographs published by the Censor website show this makeshift “laboratory” and its products','' reads the article as posted on Bellingcat's website.

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The investigative journalism agency also analyzed the coverage of this action in social media in Ukraine. ''While some comments and memes shared on social media were themselves anti-LGBT or sympathetic to the anti-LGBT extremists (e.g., one commented “it could have been a great show”), others clearly found much to mock in the alleged poo plotters’ actions: “excremists,” some online in Ukraine have called them'', the outlet wrote.

Related: LGBT-community attacked in Kyiv

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