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Gay-Pride March Held In Kyiv

Described as Ukraine's "first gay-pride event," dozens of activists defied a ban by local authorities to take part in a gay-rights parade in Kyiv on May 25. For about an hour, the participants held rainbow flags and banners amid a strong police presence. Ten people who tried to disrupt the march and tear up posters were detained. They were among some 100 activists who were protesting against the event. On May 23, a court in Kyiv upheld a request by city authorities to ban the march, saying it risked sparking violence. (11 PHOTOS)