Russian police detained around 25 gay rights activists who took part in an unsanctioned rally in St Petersburg.
Organisers had said they would stage one-man protests to demand freedom of association after city authorities turned down their request to hold a parade.
A few dozen activists gathered at Palace Square in defiance of a ban on holding the rally.
Police detained campaigners who unfurled rainbow flags or held placards, dragging them into a police bus.
Russia passed a law in 2013 banning the spreading of gay “propaganda” to harass and intimidate LGBT activists into silence.
By LeeArdo37: They are fucking arresting us for fighting for our rights!? Who are we that we cant even trust the god damn police!?ReplyDelete
By john_is_nude: GAYS HAVE RIGHTSReplyDelete
By Pierrick's Theme: Start an ACT UP Group NOW! Raise some Fucking Hell with them Goddam Neanderthals!ReplyDelete
By Alexander van der Hilst-Frijn: Amazing how scared they are of human beingsReplyDelete
By Claude Lanteigne: It show that peoples are not as open as they want us to believedReplyDelete