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Cuban LGBT activists defy government, hold unprecedented independent pride parade

Updated : 2019-05-12 13:17:02

Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state.

Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state. REUTERS/Stringer
Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state. REUTERS/Stringer
A Cuban LGBT activist argues with security personnel in Havana. REUTERS/Stringer
A Cuban LGBT activist argues with security personnel in Havana. REUTERS/Stringer
Cuban LGBT activists participate in an annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia. REUTERS/Stringer
Cuban LGBT activists participate in an annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia. REUTERS/Stringer
More than a hundred Cubans chanting
More than a hundred Cubans chanting "long live a diverse Cuba" and carrying rainbow flags joyfully marched nearly one kilometre (0.6 mile) from Havana's Central Park down to the seafront boulevard before being stopped by dozens of security officials. REUTERS/Stringer
At least three activists were arrested by plainclothes policemen while others were ordered to disperse given the activity did not have an official permit. REUTERS/Stringer
At least three activists were arrested by plainclothes policemen while others were ordered to disperse given the activity did not have an official permit. REUTERS/Stringer
Image captured during the annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia in Havana. REUTERS/Stringer
Image captured during the annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia in Havana. REUTERS/Stringer
A Cuban LGBT activist is detained by plain-clothed security personnel while participating in an annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia in Havana. REUTERS/Stringer
A Cuban LGBT activist is detained by plain-clothed security personnel while participating in an annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia in Havana. REUTERS/Stringer
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