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Russia: Pogrom Instead of Gay Pride

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, LGBTQ+, Photography, Politics, Protest, Religion

LJ user greenmih posts photos from the pogrom [1] that took place in Moscow on Saturday instead of the gay pride parade, which had been banned by Moscow's mayor (RUS). Riot police, Orthodox Christians, skinheads and radical nationalists prevented those who did gather despite the ban to proceed and assaulted them. About 120 got detained, including journalists and human rights activists. Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia 13 years ago.