Georgia LGBT rights rally disrupted by anti-gay violence

Georgian LGBT Rally

Anti-gay activists swarm around police as they bus LGBT activists out of the center of Georgian capital Tbilisi (AP / Shakh Aivazov)
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BY ANNA PEIRANO
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Despite Georgian prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili’s assurances that citizens would be protected at a pro-LGBT rally in Tbilisi, gay rights activists were forced to flee after thousands broke through police barricades on Friday.¬†

Holding banners that said “Stop Homosexual Propaganda in Georgia!” and “Not in our city!” demonstrators overwhelmed the group of 50 pro-gay attendees rallying to raise awareness on the official international day against homophobia.¬†Police were forced to escort the gay rights demonstrators onto buses, driving them away from the violence.

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