Police in Uganda blocked an LGBT Pride
Parade from taking place on Saturday.
More than 100 people turned up to
participate in the event near Lake Victoria.
Simon Lokodo, Uganda's cabinet minister
in charge of ethics and integrity, earlier in the week threatened
organizers and participants with arrest.
LGBT rights activist Frank Mugisha told
the AP that the police rounded up most attendees and escorted
them back to Kampala in minibuses. He said that those people were
later set free.
Several dozen activists made a second
attempt to hold an event at another resort, which was also disrupted
In August, police raided an LGBT event
and arrested several prominent activists, prompting organizers to
cancel a planned LGBT Pride Parade.
A colonial-era law makes homosexuality
illegal in Uganda.
The government approved a law in 2014
that dramatically increased the penalties for those convicted of
“aggravated homosexuality,” but a court later struck down the