Beating of gay pride participants in Kharkov, Ukraine, hits video
The first-ever Kharkov gay parade has not been without incidents.
On Saturday, September 15, the first-ever gay parade in Kharkov was held, which was officially called the “Equality March.”
Kharkov pride began at Freedom Square, and then a column of activists headed for Constitution Square, Dialog.UA reports. In addition to rainbow flags, activists brought along posters with the following inscriptions: “Don’t EVER apologize for who you love,” “Sometimes I just want people to lets others just be,” etc.
In total, the parade was attended by approximately 1 thousand people. To protect them, a large number of police and equipment was pulled into the center of Kharkov. However, this did not help. First, eggs were thrown at the activists, and then they were beaten.
After the fight began, additional police forces were deployed to the scene.
Video: Radicals attack gay pride participants in Kharkov
Харьков в своем репертуаре ((( pic.twitter.com/xxuWJ60X4W— Просто (@Devszov) September 15, 2019