The Odessa district administrative court banned LGBT activists to gather for "equality March" scheduled for August fifteen, said press Secretary of the festival "Odessa pride" Cyril Bodelan.
"We are up to 2 hours a night were in court. From the beginning we wanted to introduce a ban on all festival events planned for August 14-16. Also going to ban even the organizers to gather more than three. But after much debate we are not allowed to just March", - has told the Bodelan the Internet-to the edition " Duma ".
"The lawsuit filed by the Executive Committee of the Odessa city Council ", – he added. According to the Bodelan, the authorities motivated the refusal by that the event occurrence represents a danger to peace in g. As informs magazine, in the days of the festival in Odessa will be a gathering of football fans (14 August at the stadium "Chernomorets" will match "Shakhtar" – "Dnepr" ). In addition, the organizers until now could not find a replacement premises for their forum – the owners at the last moment refuse to organizers in the lease. Remember, the festival of sexual minorities "Odessa pride 2015" is scheduled in Odessa on August 14-16, it must protect more than 300 police officers, the radicals warned about possible provocations. On Wednesday the administration of Odessa dismissed the petition holding on fifteen of August in demonstrations to protect the rights of sexual minorities, But are unable to cancel the event itself. At the same time in Odessa city hall explained that the rejection does not mean the abolition of the demonstration, because according to Ukrainian law, local authorities have no right to forbid numerous events, such powers were available to the court. The question of protection of the rights of sexual minorities remains one of the sensitive issues in relations between Ukraine and the EU. Brussels has called Kiev to respect and protect their rights, as well as the desire to demonstrate. 6 July Authorized right-wing political forces and public organizations did not allow sexual minorities to complete a rally in Central Kiev. March 29, opposite the Odessa regional administration, the activists hung a banner on which the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the people's deputies of Rada Oleg Lyashko and Alexey Goncharenko is depicted in the form of gays. The poster Also had the slogan " We go to the Europop ".