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Ugandan Police Break Up Annual LGBT Parade

In Uganda, the 5th annual gay pride parade was scheduled to take place Saturday. However, police intervention quickly broke up the celebration before the march got underway. After a second failed attempt at holding a pride parade this year, many feel the move signals a crackdown on LGBT spaces in Uganda.
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Although police were present, they chose to patrol, rather than interact, with those protesting their treatment. (L. Paulat/VOA)
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Although police were present, they chose to patrol, rather than interact, with those protesting their treatment. (L. Paulat/VOA)

LGBT Ugandans shouted at police, asking them repeatedly where they were taking them and why they were being forced into a convoy. (L. Paulat/VOA)
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LGBT Ugandans shouted at police, asking them repeatedly where they were taking them and why they were being forced into a convoy. (L. Paulat/VOA)

After stopping on the side of the road, LGBT Ugandans emerged from the buses demanding answers from the police. (L. Paulat/VOA)
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After stopping on the side of the road, LGBT Ugandans emerged from the buses demanding answers from the police. (L. Paulat/VOA)

Activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera sat quietly with her dog, refusing to leave, as police made preparations to tow her vehicle. (L. Paulat/VOA)
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Activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera sat quietly with her dog, refusing to leave, as police made preparations to tow her vehicle. (L. Paulat/VOA)

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