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Kyrk Choro files complaint against participants of March 8 march

Representatives of Kyrk Choro movement filed complaint to the Prosecutor General’s Office against participants of a march on March 8 in Bishkek. Leader of the movement Zamirbek Kochorbaev told 24.kg news agency.

«We want a legal assessment of what happened on March 8 from the prosecutor’s office. We believe that the slogans expressed by representatives of sexual minorities were extremist,» said Zamirbek Kochorbaev.

The leader of Kyrk Choro noted that he intended to hold a rally on March 13 with demand to dismiss those, who allowed LGBT representatives to hold the march in Bishkek.

«I submitted a notification of the rally to the city administration today. In addition, I was called to the police, where was asked certain questions. After the conversation, they let me go,» added Zamirbek Kochorbaev.

He denied information about the arrest.

An annual march for the rights of women was held in Bishkek on March 8. Some participants carried banners and posters in support of the LGBT community. The city authorities first banned feminists from marching, but later gave permission. The event was attended by representatives of NGOs, LGBT community and politicians. Members of Kyrk Choro demanded resignation of Bishkek mayor Aziz Surakmatov for permission to hold the march.

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