IDAHO event cancelled in Yogyakarta after threats by Islamist group, activists hold 'protest on wheels'

Published: May 26, 2010

 IDAHO event cancelled in Yogyakarta after threats by Islamist group, activists hold ‘protest on wheels’

Close to 50 people protested the police’s inaction by cycling near the park where the scheduled event was to be held but the gathering was cut short after participants were warned that members of the Islamist group bent on breaking up any IDAHO activity were on their way.

A concert to be held in a public park in Yogyakarta (or Jogjakarta), Indonesia for LGBTIQ artists to showcase their talents and to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) last Saturday had to be cancelled after their permit was revoked, organisers told Fridae. Diversity Stage was to be the finale of a three-part IDAHO programme to be held on the evening of Saturday, May 22, at Sasono Hinggil, a large hall situated in Alun-alun Selatan (the South Square) in a public park.

 
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