Representatives from Wroclaw's Culture of Equality Association have invited the President of Wrocław to participate in the 9th Wroclaw Equality March on 7th October.
Wrocław's President, Rafał Dutkiewicz, has condemned the actions of the extreme right in Wrocław on many occasions. He has openly spoken of his opposition to anti Ukrainian and Muslim mmigration protests, attacks on kebab shops as well as the burning of a Jewish effigy on the Rynek.
However he has not yet walked hand-in-hand with the LGBTQ community on any of their equality marches, despite being invited on numerous occasions.
Piotr Buśko of the Wroclaw Culture of Equiality Association hopes that will change this year:
For every discriminated group, institutional support is very important. Support for the LGBTQ community by the authorities, including at a local-government level, gives a clear indication that there can be no tolerance for hatred and violence. Therefore, we have asked President Rafał Dutkiewicz to support our march by taking part in it.
We believe that the president of Wroclaw, a city of meetings that promotes multiculturalism and tolerance, will decide to take such a step. We are hoping for a meeting where we can discuss this issue with him.
Piotr Buśko, Kultury Równości
The 9th Wroclaw Equality March is due to take place on the 7 October at 3pm, starting at the monument of Boleslaw the Brave on Świdnicka street. Last year an estimated 1,000 people took part in the march.