LGBT Protesters in Kiev Attacked With Gas

BY Neal Broverman

December 10 2012 2:13 PM ET

Kiev's city council

A group protesting Ukraine's proposed anti-homosexuality law in the capital of Kiev were blasted by an unknown gas by homophobic counter-protestors. 

In what appeared to be a peaceful gathering this weekend, hundreds marched and held signs against the legislation, which would toss anyone in jail for supposedly "promoting" homosexuality — that would include taking part in an LGBT rights march. A news video shows a woman running up to the protesters and blasting them with gas. Several people were reportedly arrested.

One female protester told the media, “On December 10, it’s World Human Rights Day. But it seems to be irrelevant here in Ukraine. Authorities and their representatives are preventing our supporters from joining us here.”

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