Main | Thursday, October 10, 2013

More Russian Activists Arrested

The New York Times reports:
Video recorded this week during the arrest of gay rights activists in Moscow shows what Russia’s legal ban on “propaganda for nontraditional sexual relationships” looks like in practice. The raw footage, accompanying a report from the independent Russian news site Grani, shows police officers arresting activists as they marched through the Russian capital’s Arbat district on Sunday, chanting and carrying a banner that read: “Hitler Also Began With the Gays. No to Fascism in Russia.” The activists also chanted against legal moves to take children away from gay parents. The video also captures the response of some bystanders, who initially intervened to prevent the police officers from using excessive force, before discovering what the protest was about.
Excessive force! Wait, they're gay? Carry on, officers.

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