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Russian Gay Rights Protest Broken Up By Police

Activists were detained by law enforcement after they tried to stage a same-sex kiss-in near the Russian parliament building in Moscow on Wednesday.

Misha Japaridze / AP

2. The activist group, LGBT Russia, described the incident on their facebook page:


At 12:00 LGBT activists approached the Duma to hold a “Propaganda of love” protest act involving couples kissing in front of the Duma building (homosexual as well as heterosexual ones). In several minutes the Orthodox activists started to throw eggs at the LGBT activists, some of aggressive men attacked the couples. The police arrested 18 people around 12:30 p.m. Among them were 11 participants, 5 Orthodox activists and 2 journalists.

Misha Japaridze / AP
Misha Japaridze / AP
Misha Japaridze / AP

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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