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Toronto Protesters, Vloggers March Against Russia's Anti-Gay Law: VIDEO

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A large march took place in Toronto over the weekend to protest Russia's ban on "gay propaganda", the Toronto Star reports:

Hundreds of people marched Saturday towards the Russian consulate on Bloor St. waving rainbow flags and carrying signs to protest Russia’s anti-gay laws, which the LGBTQ community is calling an attack on human rights. The march began in the Church St. and Wellesley St. E. area around 7:30 p.m. and protesters were encouraged to bring pots, pans and wear sports gear to acknowledge that the winter Olympics will be hosted in Sochi in 2014.

Canadian vlogger Michael Reynes and his friend David went to march in the protest and recorded a video of the march and talked about their experience.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. This is the kind of Russia protesting that is worth supporting. I guess our friends to the north know that political protest is about more than just dumping liquor.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 5, 2013 8:07:01 AM


  2. Toronto is leading the way in what must become a huge international protest movement, a universal shout down to Russia and all its orthodoxies. Piss on Putin.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 5, 2013 10:34:55 AM


  3. it was so moving to stand shoulder to shoulder, LGBT people and our allies, in support of the LGBT people of Russia.

    raise your voices, folks.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 5, 2013 12:15:17 PM


  4. The authoritarian Russian government now knows that the entire world is watching them. It ain't like the days of the Czars and Communist Dictators, modern technology makes it almost impossible to hide atrocities committed by governments and people.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 5, 2013 12:30:28 PM


  5. Oh I'm just sure you were moved. Little Bowel.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 5, 2013 12:59:20 PM


  6. Thanks so mich for the support Andy, it means a lot.

    Posted by: Michael Reynes | Aug 5, 2013 10:19:57 PM


  7. Toronto has to be one of the most powerless places in the world.

    Posted by: Garth | Aug 6, 2013 9:37:04 PM


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