LGBT representatives attacked at Festival of Equality in Zaporizhya

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police detained 7 perpetrators
21:31, 30 September 2017

At the Festival of Equality in Zaporizhya, people in masks beat its members - LGBT representatives. This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

The incident occurred near the art center LOFT Mlyn, where the festival was held. A group of young people wearing masks appeared at the entrance, sprayed gas and then beat several LGBT representatives. The police intervened in the situation and pushed the attackers away from the building.

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According to the publication, about 7 people were detained, who participated in the brawl. They were taken to the Kommunarskiy district police department, and the remaining attackers fled. But after a while some young people again returned to the building in the art center.

It is noted that now the police controls the situation.

The festival of equality takes place in Zaporizhya for the second year in a row. The event raises issues of equal rights for people with disabilities, and representatives of LGBT people, as well as all nationalities, including issues of domestic violence, gender discrimination, etc.

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