Russian police arrest gay rights activists at Moscow pride rally

Russia 3May 31, 2015 – Reported by PinkNews – Several gay rights activists have been arrested by police after attempting to stage a gay pride rally in Moscow.

One of the activists attempted to unfurl a rainbow flag as they were arrested by police.

During the incident, around 30 counter-demonstrators threw eggs at those participating in the pride parade.

It is understood that the rally was not authorised in advanced, and that a Moscow court had banned them from demonstrating.

Gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev tweeted saying he was “beaten” at the event, and that the fingers on his left hand were “probably” broken…story continues below…

via Russian police arrest gay rights activists at Moscow pride rally · PinkNews.

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