Attack on Gay Activists in St. Petersburg

posted 23 Nov 2011, 14:13 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Nov 2011, 14:14 ]
Source: (info), 22/11/11 

· Protest Campaigns  · St. Petersburg & Leningrad region  · Sexual minorities 

On 20 November 2011 in St. Petersburg participants in a demonstration against a bill to introduce legal sanctions for propaganda of “sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality, and transgenderism” were attacked. According to Sova Centre, the demonstration took place on Palace Square with about 100-150 people taking part. About half-way through the rally a number of young people appeared wearing tracksuits, swearing loudly and shouting out homophobic slogans. Several times they tried to attack the participants in the demonstration, but each time were pushed back. [Read more]