The LGBT community rights activists have jointed the protest rally of thousands caused by a police operation to detain drug dealers in night clubs and taking place on Tbilisi's Rustaveli Avenue. Speaking at the rally, representatives of the Equality Movement public organization, which was seeking to hold an action in Tbilisi on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia on May 17, said that from now on, they are ceasing all negotiations with the Interior Ministry regarding the approval of the site and time of the event. During the special operation in night clubs, policemen verbally abused members of the LGBT community, they said. "Taking into consideration that they insulted us yesterday, we are not going to continue negotiations with the Interior Ministry," a representative of the Equality Movement said.
May 14 / Interfax Ukraine