On Sunday morning, June 18, activists of several Ukrainian nationalist organizations, in particular the «Right sector» and «Svoboda» has blocked the Central streets of Kyiv to stop the «equality March» — stock Ukrainian LGBT community.
Opponents of LGBT campaign rally in Shevchenko Park.
The city stepped up security measures. In the center of Kiev there is a large gathering of police and the National guard. At some points put cordons and installed metal walls, reports «UNIAN».
Earlier a press-the Secretary «Right sector» Artem Skoropadsky called on the page in Facebook to block the city centre to prevent the gay parade. Skoropadsky also told the media that the nationalists did not intend to physically attack sites «Kievprayd».
On the eve of the Kiev «equality March» unidentified hackers broke into the website of the LGBT organization «Gay Alliance Ukraine» and threatened the participants of the organization with violence.
«Equality March» held in Kyiv for the sixth time. In 2015, the «equality March» in Kiev lasted only a few minutes and was interrupted by the outbreak of the riots. Shortly after the start of the March 20-30 people started to throw parties, smoke bombs and tear gas canisters. After the riots the police encouraged the protesters to go through the courts. During the clashes injured five people, including police officers. One of the guards was seriously wounded thrown a smoke bomb. The following year, the Kiev authorities tightened security during the gay pride parade.
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