Moscow police arrest gay campaigners as ultra-Orthodox attack rally

Moscow police Saturday detained three prominent foreign gay rights leaders and a number of local activists after religious hardliners attacked them. The gay group had planned to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall.

A group of ultra-Orthodox Christians attacked the protesters, who were waving rainbow flags and some carrying signs reading “Russia is not Iran”, and preparing to stage the unauthorised demonstration.
Police moved in and wrestled both activists and members of the religious group to the ground before leading them off in handcuffs to waiting security vans.


Categories: Russia

2 replies

  1. A lot of things are there, for those who’d ponder upon. Both the behaviors can be termed as extremes, but one of them is closer to the nature. Nothing in this universe has been created uselessly. In Quran, Surah Al Kahf, He says, through our creations we examine, “that We may try them as to which of them is best in conduct.” [18:8]

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