Poland - Far Right Ruling Party Try To Ban Pride March, Fail


The Polish city of Lublin held its first Pride parade on October 13 amid threats, violence and obstructions.

The Anti-LGBT Ruling Far Right 'Law and Justice Party' tried to ban the Pride March in Lublin. Mayor Krzysztof Zuk had announced in the days leading up to the Pride March that it was "banned due to security concerns." It was believed that 'Law and Justice' Regional Governor Przemysław Czarnek commanded the decision.

Czarnek claimed that the march would promote ...
... paedophilia and sexual behaviour incompatible with nature.
1500 attended the event, as 200 Far Right Wing counter-protestors tried to disrupt the celebrations by throwing bottles, bricks, stones and flaming projectiles at attendees.

European Pride Organisers Association President Kristine Garina responded ...
It is deeply depressing that we keep having to have the same conversations about Poland.
The Equality March must be allowed to go ahead. Right-wing and homophobic city officials like Mayor Zuk must realize they cannot stand in the way of LGBTI people’s human rights, even when elections are approaching.
Poland’s Court of Appeals had overruled the ban the day before the march, citing "Freedom of Assembly Laws."

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