KIEV, Ukraine — Thousands of people attended a gay pride parade in Ukraine’s capital amid tight security Sunday.
A counterdemonstration by a few hundred ultranationalists resulted in scuffles with police in which two officers were injured and six people arrested, Kyiv police chief Andrei Krishchenko said.
Much of downtown Kyiv was cordoned off and about 5,000 police officers were on duty for the gay pride march, which has traditionally been a focal point for attacks by ultranationalists.
Kyiv police spokeswoman Oksana Blishchik wrote on Facebook that about 2,500 people attended. The route of the parade was changed at the last minute in an …read more
Source: National Post