A group of 11 Chinese mothers, who had gathered at a park in Shanghai seeking partners for their gay children, have been forced to leave the popular spot by the police for not registering in advance for holding a demonstration, a media report said today. Chinese police "swiftly removed" the mothers demonstrating and carrying rainbow umbrellas as well as placards at a matchmaking spot in the People's Park on Monday. Just an hour after the group had settled in a corner of the park, they were told to put away their umbrellas and leave by local police, who said that their matchmaking activities had not been registered in advance, state-run 'global times' reported, quoting local media reports. A video posted on popular microblog, SINA WEIBO by Rela, a social platform for Chinese lesbians, showed park security staff trying to forcibly seize their umbrellas and forcing them to leave the park.
May 24 / Outlook India