Dozens arrested in Russia as anti-gay activists harass LGBT event

Sunday 13th October, 2013

Security Police in St Petersburg arrested 67 people on Saturday, most of them anti-gay activists, who came to the place of a planned LGBT event and turned violent. The gay protest against homophobia in Russia was organized by a group of some 20 activists. But the event was disrupted by dozens of anti-gay protesters, who had arrived earlier at the scene, the Field of Mars – a designated spot for mass demonstrations in the city. Groups of radical Orthodox Christians, Cossack paramilitary and Russian nationalists were spotted among the crowd. When gay activists came, they were met b…

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