2,000 protest lesbian pair's ejection from Vienna cafe - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

2,000 protest lesbian pair's ejection from Vienna cafe

Posted:

 Thousands of people have gathered in front of a renowned Vienna cafe to demonstrate against the expulsion of a kissing lesbian couple.

   Police estimated around 2,000 people participated in the protest Friday, forcing the closure of one downtown street. Some of the demonstrators exchanged long kisses.

   The manager of Cafe Prueckel has apologized for telling the couple to leave last weekend. But the pair -- Anastasia Lopez and Eva Prewein -- say the demonstration is meant to draw attention to the general prevalence of discrimination against gays in Vienna.

   Vienna hosts several events each year that attracts gays, bisexuals and cross-dressers from across Europe, and Austrian singer Conchita Wurst has become the figurehead for Europe's non-straight community.

   Vienna's tourist agency has criticized the expulsions.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • The Latest: Turkish opposition says Erdogan has not yet won

    The Latest: Turkish opposition says Erdogan has not yet won

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:36:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). A bicycle, left by a cyclist taking a break is seen in Ortakoy square backdropped the "July 15th Martyrs' bridge, formerly known as Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul, Sunda...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). A bicycle, left by a cyclist taking a break is seen in Ortakoy square backdropped the "July 15th Martyrs' bridge, formerly known as Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul, Sunda...
    Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested six people for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a campaign rally by his main opponent in Sunday's elections.More >>
    Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested six people for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a campaign rally by his main opponent in Sunday's elections.More >>
  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:35:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...
    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
  • Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections

    Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:35:18 GMT
    Polls have opened for Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power or curtail his political ambitions.More >>
    Polls have opened for Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power or curtail his political ambitions.More >>
Powered by Frankly