MOSCOW, May 26 (RIA Novosti) – Police have released all participants of an unsanctioned gay pride rally detained in the Russian capital on Saturday, the Moscow Interior Department said on Sunday.
“Administrative violation reports were compiled for 39 detainees: protocols for the breach of the established rules of holding gatherings and meetings were drawn up for 29 detainees and protocols for petty hooliganism were completed for the other ten,” the Interior Department said.
Several dozens of LGBT activists were detained in the Russian capital on Saturday during a string of gay pride events in the city’s center.
The majority were held during an attempted gay pride rally in front of the City Hall, which refused earlier to sanction the event.
Several gay rights activists were also held by the State Duma’s building when attempting to stage consecutive solitary pickets, which require no official permits.
Later in the evening, gay rights activists and their opponents clashed at popular Gorky Park, which includes one of Moscow’s so-called “Hyde Parks” allotted by the city authorities for demonstrations. The police said that some 15 activists from both sides were held.
Gay rights activists have been requesting permits to hold a rally in Moscow since 2006, but city authorities repeatedly refused to sanction the event. An anti-xenophobia rally staged by gay rights activists was sanctioned in St. Petersburg last year, but ended in an attack by ultranationalists that police failed to stop.
Russian authorities stepped up the crackdown on the LGBT community since last year, with several regions passing the ban on the vaguely defined “gay propaganda among minors.” The ban was proposed for nationwide adoption and successfully passed the first reading in the State Duma in January.
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- moistSo, they released LocoSchlomo and his boyscout ..15:45, 26/05/2013..hasbara filth club in panties. George Soros making his money´s worth...
- LocoIvanNice try! That’s strike two.21:59, 26/05/2013Along with your initial feeble plea to the moderators, it’s good to see that you are at least trying to broaden your horizons with a feeble attempt at Humor. FAIL!!!!!!!
Moreover, you do realize 'moist’ that having the FIRST post in an article in regards to LGBT activists sub-consciously demonstrates the HIGH PROBIBILITY toward your SECRET tendencies?
By the way, speaking of A*ses, did you have that Perirectal FISTULA that leads to your Orbicularis oris excised?
I only ask because the consistent flow of purulent exudate that usually STREAMS from your MOUTH has subsided DRASTICALLY.
Sir, you are losing your edge. Perhaps it is the Schizo Meds, no?
In regards to this article, I generally agree with ‘mrgenie’s comment on the other LGBT activist essay. That is, if you give two flying flips. :)
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