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LGBT activists damaged icons to mark the IDAHO day

Summary of Disinformation

Members of LGBT community damaged icons in the Church of St. Catherine in Thessaloniki, when marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on 17 May.

Disproof

The photo circulated in 2018 is 8 years old and first showed up on Greek internet forums in 2010. It depicted icons damaged by anarchist groups in April 2010. Greek anarchist groups vandalised the same icons in 2015 as well.Further debunking by Myth Detector.

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Reported in: Issue 110
Date: 28.05.2018
Language: Georgian
Country: Greece, Georgia
Keywords: Western values, Orthodox Church, LGBT
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Facebook page named Political Footprint
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