Russian Gay Rights Demonstrators Arrested

Police said their rally was “unsanctioned,” but the Russian government is now considering a bill that would outlaw anything promoting the “propaganda of homosexuality.”

1. A group of demonstrators gathered near Moscow’s city hall Saturday to rally for gay rights.

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2. Police said more than 30 were arrested because the rally was unsanctioned.

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3. Gay rallies and parades are frequently banned in Russia.

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4. The Kremlin is currently considering a bill that would ban the “propaganda of homosexuality.”

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5. Police said opponents of the gay rally were also among the arrested.

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