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This Same-Sex Couple Were Beaten Up While Trying To Film A Holding-Hands-In-Public YouTube Video

The social experiment took an unexpected and frightening turn. WARNING: graphic images.

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Earlier this month, two men from YouTube group ChebuRussia filmed themselves walking around Moscow holding hands.

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It didn't go well.

Eugene Safonov, editor-in-chief of Bird In Flight, said he instructed Levchuk to sit on Kis's lap. "Some people were surprised and turned their heads, some chuckled, but there was no aggression," Safonov told BuzzFeed News.

You can watch the full video of the experiment below.

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Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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