Last updated: June 18, 2018

Ugandan police storm Gay Pride event, arrest at least 15: activist

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s Police raided a night club where a Gay Pride event was underway and arrested at least 15 people, accusing them of staging an illegal gathering and promoting homosexuality, a rights activist told Reuters on Friday. Gays and lesbians experience considerable hostility in the largely conservative east African country, one of 37 countries on the continent where homosexuality is illegal. Clare Byaruhanga, a gay rights activist, told Reuters Police showed up at a club in a suburb of the capital Kampala at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday and accused the organisers of promoting homosexuality, before scuffles with revellers started.
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