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Orthodox And Gay Rights Activists Clash In Georgia

Members of a Georgian Orthodox antihomosexual group clashed with gay activists in Tbilisi on May 17 during an event to mark the International Day Against Homophobia. Police had to intervene to stop the clashes between Orthodox Parents’ Union activists and gay-rights defenders. There were no reports of serious injuries.

Dozens of gay rights activists took to the streets of the Georgian capital to mark The International Day Against Homophobia on May 17.
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Dozens of gay rights activists took to the streets of the Georgian capital to mark The International Day Against Homophobia on May 17.

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Gay rights activists speak with an Orthodox priest during the International Day Against Homophobia in Tbilisi on May 17.
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Gay rights activists speak with an Orthodox priest during the International Day Against Homophobia in Tbilisi on May 17.

Orthodox antihomosexual activists confronted those taking part in the gay-pride rally.
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Orthodox antihomosexual activists confronted those taking part in the gay-pride rally.

A gay rights activist (right) clashes with an Orthodox Christian activist in Tbilisi during the rally
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A gay rights activist (right) clashes with an Orthodox Christian activist in Tbilisi during the rally

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Georgian police intervened to stop the violence. There were no reports of any serious injuries.
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Georgian police intervened to stop the violence. There were no reports of any serious injuries.

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