Tuesday, June 23, 2020

LGBT activists in Kyiv use drones to give an old statue new meaning

Like Pride parades around the world, the annual Kyiv Pride march in Ukraine's capital city, has been cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus.

With people prevented from marching through the streets, some LGBT activists from Kyiv Pride decided to do the next best thing and take to the skies of the city instead.

They used a drone to give an old Kyiv statute new meaning. They used a drone to carry a giant rainbow flag to the top of the controversial Motherland Monument a, large steel statue of a symbolic mother holding a sword and shield, erected in 1981 as part of a Soviet Union propaganda blitz.

The drone was manoeuvred in front of sword, giving the impression that the mother is in fact waving a rainbow flag above the city. Kyiv Pride shared the video on Facebook with the hashtag #momwillunderstandandsupport, adding: “Mother for equality for everyone!”


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