According to the police, all in a gay parade was attended by about 2,500 people. Despite the arrest, according to the head of the Directorate of the National police Andrey Krishchenko, "significant violations of the order was not".
The March was attended by the Deputy Svetlana Zalishchuk and the first Deputy Minister of economic development and trade Maksim Nefedov. Also the LGBT community of Ukraine came out to support the British Ambassador Judith Gough.
The action was coordinated with the city authorities, which have limited traffic in the center of Kiev from 6 am to 14 PM. Also was temporarily closed two Central metro stations. However, the participants had to change the route of procession to avoid collisions with opponents of the event.
About 100 people were trying to form a chain on the route of the gay parade. Some of them were seized gas cylinders, eggs, and a bubble of green fodder. Also in one of the parks group of people burned the rainbow flag — an international symbol of sexual minorities. The police reported that they in the area was carried out preventive conversation. Public order during the March was provided by five thousand police officers.
This is the fourth gay pride parade held in Kiev in 2013. In 2014, the event had to be canceled because the organizers and law enforcement agencies are unable to agree on measures to ensure the safety of the procession. Last year the event was attended by half the people, for the provocation was then arrested 25 people.
Against holding a gay parade in Kiev actively supports a number of organizations of a nationalistic nature, in particular the "Right sector", recognized in Russia extremist organization.
Earlier on Sunday, the press service of "Right sector" reported that the activists and members of other radical organizations have blocked the Central street of Kiev, to prevent the "equality March" in the capital.
At night, the website of the Ukrainian LGBT movement hacked by posting on its main page a picture of the massacre of LGBT activists.