South Korean court rules LGBT march can proceed as planned following the police’s injunction against the event
- Police had earlier denied the necessary permits to the Korean Queer Cultural Festival as a result of permit applications filed by conservative Christian activists to block the event.
- Last year’s march saw conservative activists disrupting the parade through route blockage and protesting.
- Organizers expect around 20,000 to participate in the march.
“This court’s decision in relation to the police’s unjust notice prohibiting assembly is important. … Within a democratic country, built on civil society, the guarantee that society can use their voice has a deep meaning.”
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