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Moscow: Gay rights protestors egged
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Moscow: Gay rights protestors egged

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 10 March 2014 13:35 Written by // Cec Busby

Protestors in Moscow have been pelted with eggs whilst demonstating for equal rights for Russia's women and LGBTI people.

Moscow authorities had approved the rally, but soon after it commenced police descended upon the event demanding the removal of rainbow flags and banners, to meet with the guidelines surrounding Vladimir Putin's anti-gay propaganda law. Other banners decrying homophobia were allowed to remain on display.

The march was allowed to continue, but shortly after, a group of a dozen or so people attacked the marchers, pelting them with eggs. According to news reports, the attackers were arrested and several were found to be concealing weapons.

Since President Vladimir Putin signed the anti-gay propaganda law into force last June, violent incidents againt Russia's LGBTi people has been on the rise and acts of homophobia have become commonplace.

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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