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At Least Two Arrested At An Unsanctioned Gay Pride Parade In Moscow

People gathered outside of the mayor’s office for a gay pride parade after their application for permission to hold a demonstration was rejected.

1. On Saturday, two protesters were detained during an unsanctioned gay pride parade in Moscow, the Associated Press reports.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

2. Moscow authorities regularly deny gay groups’ applications for permission to hold demonstrations, usually because they say that protests could lead to violence.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

3. Gay rights protesters nevertheless gathered outside the mayor’s office in Moscow on Saturday, where they were met with anti-gay demonstrators.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

5. Photojournalist Evgeny Feldman live-tweeted the protest and uploaded pictures of the scene.

Moscow gay pride photos http://t.co/PJ02iITVGd 7 arrested for Conchita Wurst's alike beard & rainbow flags

— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman)

7. A woman wearing a Conchita Wurst-like beard was taken away by police.

вторая гей-акция была согласованной в московском Гайд-парке; девушки нарисовали бороды, полиция грозит задержанием

— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman)

At Moscow gay pride rally, woman gets the Conchita Wurst treatment. Photos by @EvgenyFeldman http://t.co/J7H538oq0J

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim)

10. Others held signs, waved flags, and resisted police who tried to break up the crowds.

В Москве прошло 2 гей-прайда с задержаниями: http://t.co/PJ02iITVGd фоторепортаж

— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman)

митинг а Гайд-парке парка Горького

— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman)

13. There was no immediate information on whether those arrested would be charged.

Лимонов в итоге митингует там же, даже дальше от центра площади, чем митинговала "предатель Алексеева"

— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman)

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