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10,000 March Against Russia's Anti-Gay Law in Copenhagen: VIDEO

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The Copenhagen Post reports on a massive march against Putin and Russia's anti-gay laws in Copenhagen, Denmark yesterday:

Ten thousand people got an early start on Copenhagen Pride festivities on Tuesday with a demonstration against Russia’s recently passed anti-gay law. Protestors taking part in the ‘To Russia with Love’ demonstration gathered in front of Christiansborg, the house of parliament, and then proceeded to march to the Russian Embassy, where they submitted signatures of people opposing the law. The demonstration’s organisers had hoped 2,000 people would participate, but media reports put the turnout at upwards of 10,000 demonstrators.

Video of the march, AFTER THE JUMP...

Image via the Facebook group To Russia With Love.

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  1. Good for them.

    But in practical terms how does this help gay Russia.

    What economic sanctions will be imposed on Russia for their fascist persecution of gay people.

    Posted by: MaryM | Aug 22, 2013 11:22:32 AM


  2. anyone watching? that's what a protest looks like.

    Posted by: northalabama | Aug 22, 2013 11:24:44 AM


  3. @MARYM - Drawing attention to social injustice is never a bad thing, maybe it will cause more people to raise hell and force change. Makes me want to go to Copenhagen.

    Posted by: jsb | Aug 22, 2013 11:47:54 AM


  4. Why can't gay Americans form protest marches like this?

    Posted by: RK | Aug 22, 2013 12:19:16 PM


  5. @JSB - You are more than welcome.
    It was a great feeling marching along with my (straight) brother and 10.000 other people.
    The Russian guy representing the LGTB people of Russia said it does make a difference to them and give them hope seeing people all over the world demonstrating on their behalf. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go.

    Posted by: Flemming | Aug 22, 2013 12:51:35 PM


  6. Hooray! Let's make that 1 million next time!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 22, 2013 1:50:01 PM


  7. "But in practical terms how does this help gay Russia."

    Leaders are cowards. They're not going to impose economic sanctions on Russia unless they see there is a real appetite for them. 10K people taking to the street is a sure sign if a political leader steps up and tries to extract something out of Russia they will have popular support at home.

    Posted by: Clarknt7 | Aug 22, 2013 3:29:49 PM


  8. Russian politicians have to operate in the world with the people they have harmed. They have to operate in the world with the friends, family, and allies of the people they have harmed. Politicians can be punished at any time. It is several hundred politicians harming billions of people that can hold them accountable. There is no free pass for a person to commit mass human rights violations just because they chose to be a politician as their profession - if anything, they are all the more accountable for any violations since politicians know better.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 22, 2013 11:17:39 PM


  9. A wonderful country that passed marriage last year 85 to 22

    I was there for pride. Great fun. No bigots dared even show their face.

    BTW durng WWII the danes at the risk of their own lives smuggled 5000 Jews across the water to neutral sweden to save them from the nazis.

    Posted by: billyw | Aug 23, 2013 3:15:19 AM


  10. A wonderful country that passed marriage last year 85 to 22

    I was there for pride. Great fun. No bigots dared even show their face.

    BTW durng WWII the danes at the risk of their own lives smuggled 5000 Jews across the water to neutral sweden to save them from the nazis.

    Posted by: billyw | Aug 23, 2013 3:15:19 AM


  11. Russia’s recently passed anti-gay law is a good law. It protects children and the society from perverts like gays.

    Posted by: Andy | Aug 23, 2013 1:50:39 PM


  12. We should pass the same anti-gay law!

    Posted by: Andy | Aug 23, 2013 1:55:35 PM


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