Supporters and members of “Traditions and Order” protest against the rally for transgender rights in Kyiv, Ukraine, November 18, 2018. The International Day for the Remembrance of Transgender People is held around the world on November 18.
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Transgender rights activists in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv are planning to hold a march on 23 November to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. In 2018, the police failed to protect those participating in a similar march from attacks by violent groups advocating hatred and discrimination. This year, there is a serious risk of new attacks. The police must ensure people can safely exercise their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression without discrimination.