When attacked by armed police for protesting, these couples showed that they weren’t going to be moved.

The couples, who were peacefully protesting against homophobia in the Peruvian city of Lima, were interrupted by armed riot police.


DIVA reports that the couples were protesting on Valentine’s Day at the demonstration organised by the feminist collective Chola Contravisual and Peruvian LGBT rights group Promsex.

The 25 protesters, some of who sustained injuries in the attack, mainly remained behind, attempting to embrace and kiss during the ordeal.


While it is not illegal to be gay in Peru, the country does lack same-sex marriage.

A Civil Unions bill failed in Peru in 2015.

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