Athens rally held to commemorate death of LGBTIQ activist Zak Kostopoulos

Athens rally held to commemorate death of LGBTIQ activist Zak Kostopoulos 1

A rally  to commemorate the death of LGBTIQ activist Zak Kostopoulos three years ago concluded peacefully on Tuesday evening in downtown Athens.

Athens rally held to commemorate death of LGBTIQ activist Zak Kostopoulos 2Late afternoon, people gathered near Omonia Square where they laid flowers, messages and candles at the place where Zak Kostopoulos was killed on Gladstonos Street.

Participants – who included organizations, collectives of the LGBTIQ community, feminist groups and Left and antiestablishment members – marched to Syntagma Square and spelled out his name with lit candles outside Parliament.

In a joint statement, organisations said that they were marching “to shout out against his unjust treatment and to defend his/her name, our own lives, our safety, our bodies – to claim our right to exist without fear and shame, our right to love.

 

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