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

Posted by Will O'Bryan
May 17, 2013 10:49 AM |

"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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