Russian Police Arrest Gay Activists During Coming Out Rally

Russia Map and flagOctober 14, 2014  – Reported by the EdgeOnTheNet.com – Russian police detained at least seven LGBT activists Sunday during a National Coming Out rally in Moscow, according to Queer Russia.

The activists were detained for “disobedience” and were reportedly dragged to the ground and into police cars even though they had the permits to hold the rally. According to the website, police started to check the documents of the activists just 10 or 15-minutes into the protest. Authorities said the real purpose of the protest did not match their documents.

Even though the activists agreed to stop the rally and take down their signs, another patrol arrived and detained them, Queer Russia reports, citing Russian news site OVD…

via Russian Police Arrest Gay Activists During Coming Out Rally :: EDGE Media Network.

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