China: Gay Activists Arrested During IDAHO Day Protests

Written by scott on May 18th, 2013

Great Wall of ChinaDuring protests in China for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, gay activists were arrested and questioned. Gay Star News reports:

Officers detained about a dozen LGBT advocates who were handing flyers about IDAHO in a busy mall in downtown Guangzhu, yesterday (17 May) afternoon. According to Yang Dai, a local activist, the advocates were taken away for questioning and released about an hour later. Dai added the police was not critical of the event; rather, officers were concerned about the method of handing-out flyers. And in Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, a Pride march drew over 100 China-wide participants aged 16-54, but some were detained.

While some of the activists were released, some are reportedly still being detained.


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