Morality fighters disrupt pro-LGBT demonstration
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 17 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Despite the efforts of several hundred police officers mobilized in the center of Tbilisi for the protection of a protest supporting sexual minorities, fighters for morality and Georgian tradition managed to intervene and stop it.
Several thousand people led by Orthodox priests broke through the police cordon and disrupted the march of several dozen human rights activists and representatives of sexual minorities.
The assault and battery of sexual minority representatives was avoided as they cleared the area.
Chairman of the Parliament David Usupashvili said that all minorities have the right of to freely protest and called on the police to ensure that right.
However, First Deputy Chairman of the Parliament Manana Kobakhidze said that such actions "do not do good for society".
'Identity', a non-governmental organization intended to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on Friday with a peaceful protest on Rustaveli Avenue in front of the Parliament.
According to the organization, an information campaign has been conducted in many countries around the world since 2004 to attract public attention to the problems of discrimination against homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders.