The announcement of a two months prison sentence for a LGBTI-activist led to unseen protests on the streets of Warsaw. Hundreds of LGBTI-activists convened in front of the offices of the Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH – Poland’s biggest LGBTI-organisation).
At least 48 activists were detained, and several were injured, after the police used excessive violence to crackdown on the protests. Several activists compare the protests to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York.
European LGBTI-advocate Rémy Bonny called European Council President Charles Michel to convene an extraordinary session of the European Council over the situation in Poland. Read the entire statement here.
You can download the poster Rémy’s holding in his picture in pdf by clicking here.