2012-05-22 10:02:00

Armenian gay pride parade, exhibition disrupted

Yerevan, May 22, Interfax - A group of young nationalists disrupted plans to hold a parade and exhibition under the "Cultural Diversity" motto by representatives of non-traditional sexual orientation on Monday.

The group of youths, shouting "these faggots" and "no to homosexuality," would not let gay activists hold the demonstration. Clashes ensued, forcing the organizers had to hide in the House of Artists building, an Interfax correspondent said.

Police tried to stop clashes between youths and participants of the so-called gay pride parade.

The event is organized by PINK chairman Mamikon Ovsepian. Activists had also planned to hand our minorities' information leaflets to passersby.