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Gay pride rally attacked in Kiev

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 00:41

At least five Ukrainian policemen are injured when anti-gay activists attack a gay pride rally in Kiev. Katharine Jackson reports.

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Activists chanted "Human Rights are Above All" at a gay pride rally in Kiev on Saturday...before several dozen anti-gay protesters attacked...throwing flares and clashing with police. Ukrainian media reported at least five policemen were injured. Kiev's Mayor had warned organizers of threats from far-right groups...and several hundred police assembled in riot gear anticipating violence. Ukrainian authorities have increased support for lesbian gay bisexual and trans gender (LGBT) rights since a new pro-European government came to power after last year's 'Maidan' street protests.

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Gay pride rally attacked in Kiev

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 00:41