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Mob of thousands forces LGBT activists to flee in Tbilisi, Georgia

“We won’t allow these sick people to hold gay parades in our country. It’s against our traditions and our morals.”

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Zhuzhuna Tavadze, speaking to Reuters as she and thousands others confronted an LGBT-rights rally marking the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) and Transphobia in Tbilisi, Georgia, earlier today. About 50 pro-LGBT activists were forced to flee the scene as mobs of counter-protesters broke through police barricades. The head of the Georgian Orthodox Church on May 16 asked authorities to prohibit the LGBT-rights rally, calling such an action “a violation of the majority’s right.” (Reuters

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