Officials in South Korea’s southern Daegu city have tried to stop an annual LGBT pride festival from taking place, leading to clashes with the police.
Officers had to forcibly remove city workers to allow organisers to set up for Saturday’s annual event.
Local businesses and several churches failed to get a court injunction to ban the festival earlier this week.
The Daegu Queer Culture Festival has been held in the city’s central district since 2009.
Daegu’s conservative Mayor Hong Joon-pyo supported the motion for an injunction, which sought to ban the festival over claims large numbers of people on the streets would restrict local businesses.