Kyiv Pride: rainbow march between diversity and police

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25 June 2019

"It was the celebration that we wanted, and it had to be, because – the organisers reiterated – freedom is in our tradition". The 2019 edition of Kyiv Pride closes with about 8,000 estimated participants – almost twice than in 2018 – and without the violence that had characterised the previous editions. A photo story by Monica Ellena

The rainbow flag, symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, fanned out on the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, June 23rd, with a massive presence of anti-riot police that kept some hundreds of conservative and religious groups in check. Only a couple of saboteurs tried to sneak into the Equality March, which unfolded in the heart of the city.