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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:45 AM

Georgia (country) holds scaled-down Pride rally after threats of violence

Tbilisi Pride was due to be held from June 18 to 23, but conservative and religious groups threatened violence against people taking part.

According to Reuters, a small group of campaigners gathered for just half an hour in front of the ministry of internal affairs.

But co-organiser of the rally, Giorgi Tabagari, was still positive about the event’s impact.

He told Reuters: “Visibility is important. What this Pride has done in the past four months has been very significant and it will change the whole discourse about LGBT+ rights in this country.”

Tabagari said that they had planned to reschedule after the original protest was called off, but details were leaked to the media putting LGBT+ campaigners at risk again.

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