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11 Sep 2019 | 08:42 AM UTC

Ukraine: Pride march planned in Kharkov September 15

Ukraine News Alert

LGBTQI+ groups plan Pride march on September 15; heightened security measures and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Ukraine


Various Ukrainian LGBTQI+ groups are holding a Pride march in Kharkov on Sunday, September 15, to support equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. The exact times and location of the march were not immediately available, although participants are expected to march throughout the city.

Heightened security measures and associated traffic disruptions are expected around the Pride march. Counterprotests are possible.


This year's Pride March in Kharkov is set to take place amid heightened tensions as various groups, including Mayor Gennady Kernes, have called for a ban on the march and filled a petition against it.


Individuals in Kharkov are advised to remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid all gatherings as a precaution.


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