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RUSSIA: Ten Activists Arrested In Sochi

Gay Star News reports that ten gay activists were arrested today in Sochi, Russia.
The group, led by gay activist Nikolai Alekseev, tried to hold a protest against the ban against public rallies during the Olympic Games in Sochi next year. According to eyewitness reports, once police seized a poster calling for the end to homophobia in Russia the group were immediately arrested at around 2pm (local time). Spirits appear to be high in the group, having taken a picture in the police van and posted it on social media.
I'll update this post if the group is charged.

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