67 Detained in Russian Gay Rights Protest Violence
Russian police have arrested 67 people after violence broke out during a gay rights protest.
The disturbance in central St. Petersburg began after a group of around 15 gay rights activists tried to hold a demonstration to mark International Coming Out Day, reports The Globe and Mail.
The activists were heavily outnumbered by anti-gay demonstrators, as they clashed. The arrested include people from both sides.
Earlier this year, Russia passed a controversial ban on “gay propaganda” among minors. Various international organizations have criticized the law as an infringement of LGBT rights.
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