The participants of the LGBT parade “Odessa pride – 2017” were about 50% of the route due to obstacles from opponents.
As the correspondent of “Interfax-Ukraine” in total, the parade on Sunday gathered from 150 to 200 people. They focused on the Primorsky Boulevard near the Vorontsovsky Palace. Then, under the protection of a significant number of police and soldiers of the national guard of Ukraine, chanting slogans “Have the right to be yourself” and “Equality is the future”, came to the monument to Duke de Richelieu. There gathered several dozen opponents of the parade from among the representatives of right-wing organizations.
To prevent clashes, the police stopped the advance of the parade. In protest, members of the “Odessa pride 2017” sat in the square around the monument, not wanting to leave without completing the parade .