Demonstration march in Ukraine

In Kiev the so-called “March of the Gleicheit” took place on 17.6.2018. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people took part in the march to demonstrate for the rights of homosexuals. The participants included American and Canadian ambassadors as well as German Minister of State Michael Roth. This is reported by the Tagesschau.

Approximately 150 right-wing counter-demonstrators lined up for the march, but this could be continued. Five police officers were injured and 50 people were arrested. Above all, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate wants to ban the march. The March of Equality takes place annually since 2013, with the exception of 2014.