Thursday, July 13, 2023

EuroPride slams Georgia authorities after Tbilisi Pride attack by anti-LGBTQ protestors

The European Pride Organisers Association EuroPride is demanding that the Georgian government be held accountable after Tbilisi Pride was attacked by “thugs”.

Participants at Tbilisi Pride had to be evacuated after the event was stormed by thousands of anti-LGBTQ protestors. The organisers said the decision to cancel the event was taken because authorities failed to maintain the perimeter, allowing the protestors in.

Many of the protestors, including members of the Orthodox Christian clergy, waved the country’s national flag and religious icons while they scuffled with police. 

The major European LGBTQ Association is now demanding accountability for “hundreds of far-right nationalist thugs” being allowed to storm the event, despite the Ministry of Internal Affairs assuring them it would be safe.

Georgia’s president, Salome Zourabichvili, condemned the mob, highlighting how parliamentary members and other branches of the ruling party had “instigated, tested, and openly supported” the anti-LGBTQ protestors through social media.

Anyway, not being able to prevent the far-right protestors and their actions leading to the event being cancelled is the very height of incompetence in public office, and it was also a complete failure to perform the most important function of government: to protect your people.

Pride flags were burned in Tbilisi

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