Equality March in Odesa: participants, protesters gather in the city centre

Source : 112 Ukraine

The column didn’t start the march, as it was blocked by patriotic organizations representatives
13:02, 13 August 2017

Odesa Pride

Participants of the Equality March had gathered in the city centre – on Prymorsky Boulevard, but they didn’t start the march, as a 112.UA Channel reporter informs.

“Everyone gathered on Prymorsky Boulevard. Up to 100 participants of the Equality March, a lot of police gathered here. Prymorsky Boulevard is surrounded with a fence. I will note, that at the moment the march stopped, as the opponents of the march gathered on Prymorsky Boulevard as well. These are representatives of patriotic organization, there is around half-hundred of them,” he told.

Related: LGBTIQ procession took place in Odesa

He also added that both sides are standing near the Duke de Richelieu monument, and the march’s way was blocked. The police are splitting the participants and protesters to prevent confrontations.

Michael Shtekel Twitter

It’s not the first time, when an Equality March is greeted with protesters in Ukraine. On June 18, participants of Equality March in Kyiv were attacked after the procession ended.

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