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Wednesday, 02 May 2012 15:43

LGBT Activists Arrested In Russia

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17 LGBT activists were arrested in St Petersburg following the anti "gay propaganda" law passed in March in the city.

More than 30,000 people took part in the city's May Day celebrations, officials said. The LGBT activists were arrested because apparently they flew rainbow flags and posters.

"The first activists who unfurled their flags were detained. Some tried to raise posters, they were also detained," said Yury Gavrikov, a local gay rights leader. "Two police officers would grab each person, with no warning."

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