Quartz Quotes OutRight About Raid During Uganda Pride

Uganda’s annual LGBT pride parade has been canceled after the government “threatened to mobilize a mob”

The cancellation has come only two days after a private LGBT pride event at a nightclub in Kampala was disrupted by policemen. The police claimed the event was a breach of a law requiring organizers to obtain permission to hold public meetings (organizers say they did, in fact, get permission for the event). Activists say some of those present were arrested and detained, but later released. In a statement obtained by Quartz, advocacy group Outright Action International say the police also “called in the media to take photos of everyone at the event without individual consent.”

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