17 Apr 2019

Pride organisers in South Korea press charges against violent protestors

Christian protesters stand accused of attacking a person with disabilities at Incheon pride last year.

Organisers of an LGBT pride event in Incheon, South Korea have filed charges against Christian pastors who they claim violently disrupted an event in the city last September. The organisers also lodged complaints with South Korea’s national human rights body. A Christian pastor is accused of grabbing and shouting at a person with disabilities and the organisers also allege that the Christian protesters damaged vehicles.

Furthermore, they accuse police of inaction at the first Incheon Queer Culture Festival, ‘the experience of human rights violations caused by the crimes of the participants of the rally is not only a personal violation but also a widespread societal harm’ one organiser was reported to have said to local media, further stating that ‘the situation has become worse as the police have not fulfilled their obligations to the incitement of the abuse’.

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Korea (South)