On the Primorsky Boulevard in Odessa held a March of Equality organized by the LGBT community “Odessa pride”.
In the morning, the Boulevard was cordoned off by police. Law and order was provided by more than 500 cops.
“The potential of Odessa is, first and foremost, tourism and medium and small businesses. And we do not believe that the city can prosper when some social group, whether this is due to the sexual orientation or gender identity, feel safe. The same situation applies to many social and ethnic groups,” – explained the organizers of the March.
The action was attended by more than 140 people. To support Odessites were the representatives of the LGBT movement from Kharkov, Zhitomir, Kiev, Lvov, Chisinau. There were even people from Munich. 14 volunteers coordinated the actions of the participants and should help to cope with panic attacks.
Forming a pillar, the marchers went along the route, surrounded by two rows of police and national guardsmen. But to reach the end point — the Odessa city hall – they failed. Near Duke’s path was blocked by activists of the “Patriotic” organizations, led by Damian Anulom. Police have formed a cordon dividing the opponents. The parties began to exchange chants.
“Patriots” shouting: “P..Sy”, “Ukraine onover truncated” and “the coop, get out”. In response, LGBT people chanted “Glory to Ukraine, gdnet — glory”, “Odessa without homophobia”.
To the “patriots” joined the supporters of antimiani. They shouted: “Odessa without pid…s, Odessa — city hero”.
Was detained just one person. He was a journalist. To it incriminate article 173 of the code of adminprotokoly — “disorderly conduct”. The man insulted the marchers.
Protesters March against the demolished the fence near Odessa attractions — the house-walls, in the Vorontsov lane.
It happened after their opponents took the bus. Unknown broke into the construction site, demolished a fence, tore the banner covering the building, and thrown off the second floor of the mixer.