Gays attacked during human rights march, six detained

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Dec. 10, 2012, 4:48 p.m. | Ukraine — by Svitlana Tuchynska

An activist of an Ukrainian human rights organization shouts slogans and plays drum in front of policemen during a rally marking an International Human Rights Day in the center of Kiev on December 8, 2012. (AFP)

Svitlana Tuchynska

Several members of Ukraine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as their supporters, were allegedly beaten by ultranationalists on Dec. 8 while taking part in a rally to commemorate international Human Rights Day.

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