Friday, May 27, 2016

Greece: LGBTQ activists protest against Putin's visit in Athens

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday visited Athens on his first trip to a European Union country this year.
At least 2,500 members of Greek police, security and anti-terror units, were deployed all along the way from Athens airport to the city center, where the Russian President Vladimir met with PM Tsipras to discuss energy and privatization deals in the cash-strapped country.
At the same time in Syntagma Square, a group of activists of the Athens LGBTQ Youth Community named "Color Youth" marched to the Parliament holding Russian, Greek, and rainbow flags and they were stopped by the Police blockade. They shouted slogans against Russian's state oppression of human rights.
As they said : "We welcome the Russian President appropriately, raising the rainbow flag, together with the Greek and Russian! Come with us to defend the LGBTQ identity in Greece, Russia and in every part of the planet and express our sympathy to the Russian LGBTQ people".
Athens, Greece, 27 May 2016.

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Με αφορμή την επίσκεψη του Βλαντιμίρ Πούτιν στην Αθήνα (ο οποίος εποφθαλμιά την ενέργεια και τις ιδιωτικοποιήσεις) η Color Youth Κοινότητα LGBTQ Νέων ΑΘήνας οργάνωσε δράση διαμαρτυρίας στο Σύνταγμα. Όπως ανάφεραν στο κάλεσμα τους υποδεχόμαστε τον Πούτιν καταλλήλως, ''υψώνοντας'' τη rainbow σημαία, πλαισιωμένη από την ελληνική και τη ρωσική! Για να υπερασπιστούμε τη ΛΟΑΤΚΙ+ ταυτότητα στην Ελλάδα, τη Ρωσία και σε κάθε μεριά του πλανήτη και να εκφράσουμε τη συμπαράσταση μας στη ρωσική lgbtqi+.
Αθήνα 27 Μαΐου 2016.

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