In Georgia, online game which emulates gay rights clash goes viral

28/05/2013
Submitted by ILGA-Europe

Reposted from Democracy & Freedom Watch: http://dfwatch.net/in-georgia-online-game-which-emulates-gay-rights-clash-goes-viral-49147

A new Facebook game has become popular among Georgians. It emulates the violent incidents on May 17, when clerics took the lead in disrupting a demonstration against homophobia in Tbilisi.

The violence, which led to almost 30 persons being injured, inspired some people to write an online game for Facebook, whose object is to maneuver a priest along a street carrying a stool as a weapon to use against LGBT people and activists.

On May 17, photographers observed a priest who had taken a stool from a woman selling sunflower seeds on the street, and using the stool, ran after a bus where LGBT people were inside being evacuated by the police. The priest used the stool to break the windows of the bus. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpgq55w3SsI; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ9KslP9aGo)

The new game is called Call of Taburetka, which means ‘call of the stool’ in Georgian. The priest holding the stool can run or fly and throw numerous stools against women and men carrying rainbow flags. The priest’s weak spot is his head. If he gets hit there by angels or others the game is over. The longer you survive, the more points you get.

Call of Taburetka has gone viral among Georgian users the last two days.


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