Russian police have detained round 30 homosexual rights activists who took part in an unsanctioned rally in St Petersburg. A number of dozen activists gathered at Palace Sq. on Saturday afternoon in defiance of a ban on holding the rally.
Organisers had stated they’d stage one-man protests to demand freedom of affiliation after metropolis authorities turned down their request to carry a parade. One man was pictured in entrance of the Alexander Column holding a placard that includes a rainbow which learn: “My mum loves me, my dad loves me, my pals love me, why cannot you?” Police detained campaigners who unfurled rainbow flags or held placards and dragged them right into a police bus.
Three policemen had been seen carrying one man who appeared despondent however nonetheless held his multicoloured banner aloft above his head. There have been no clashes between police and the activists. The gathering coincided with Satisfaction celebrations and marches all over the world, most notably in Brighton the place as much as 300,000 individuals are anticipated to attend.
Russia handed a legislation in 2013 banning the spreading of homosexual “propaganda”. Final month, Russian police briefly detained British LGBT+ campaigner Peter Tatchell after he protested close to the Kremlin in assist of homosexual rights.