Photojournalist Rescues Victim Of Anti-LGBT Mob

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09/18/2019

On September 15, around 2,000 LGBT rights activists marched through Kharkiv in the first event of its kind in the eastern Ukrainian city. When the march ended, most of the participants left safely through a nearby subway station, but a crowd of far-right counterdemonstrators had gathered in a neighboring park, apparently on the hunt for LGBT activists attempting to leave on foot. Video from the scene captured one slightly-built teenager with a streak of dyed hair trying to move through the burly opposition group. On September 15, around 2,000 LGBT rights activists marched through Kharkiv in the first event of its kind in the eastern Ukrainian city. When the march ended, most of the participants left safely through a nearby subway station, but a crowd of far-right counterdemonstrators had gathered in a neighboring park, apparently on the hunt for LGBT activists attempting to leave on foot. Video from the scene captured one slightly-built teenager with a streak of dyed hair trying to move through the burly opposition group.

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