: 20 detained in Odesa for trying to disrupt Equality March (photos)

13:54 Aug. 13, 2016

20 detained in Odesa for trying to disrupt Equality March (photos)

Photo source: UNIAN

LGBT activists held pride parade despite court ban

Police have detained 20 people who attempted to hinder the Equality March held as part of Festival of Queer Culture OdesaPride-2016.

After the parade finished, 20 people tried to break through the police cordon to reach the activists.

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According to police, over 50 people participated in the Equality March on Saturday, August 13, guarded by over 700 police officers. The event had been earlier banned by a court in Odesa. However, the organisers managed to file another application for holding the event in a different location.

Last year, OdesaPride-2015 was not allowed by the city authorities.

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