Police Break Up Gay Rally in Central Moscow

Police broke up an unsanctioned gay rights rally in central Moscow on Saturday, detaining around 20 people, including anti-gay campaigners who attacked the activists. The campaigners had requested permission to hold a gay pride parade today, but Moscow authorities blocked the request for the tenth year in a row. It's an annual ritual that has come to symbolize Russian authorities' hostility to public expressions of support for gay rights. A 2013 law against gay quote "propaganda" also sparked an outcry among Russian rights activists and in the West.



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