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Gay Star News: Arrests and beatings at Ukraine gay human rights protest

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Dec. 09, 2012 09:20
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In October, the Ukraine Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new law which would ban ‘propaganda’ about homosexuality.
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A pro human rights event and against homophobia was brutally crushed by police and attacked by far-right groups in Kyiv, Ukraine, reads Gay Star News report. 

Several participants were beaten up and six detained during an event to unite all human rights advocates against homophobia and censorship by police and anti-gay far right groups.

The event was held on Dec 8 in the country’s captial Kyiv in honor of International Human Rights Day with title ‘Say NO to legislative violence against human rights!’. 

About 100 activists gathered in the city center and chanted slogans: ‘Down with the propaganda of homophobia’, ‘No DISCRIMINATION on sexual orientation’, ‘Down with dictatorship , homophobia, censorship ' and others.

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