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Anti-Gay Demonstrators Protest in Sochi: VIDEO

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An anti-gay demonstration has been filmed in Sochi by Sports Illustrated:

SI staffers witnessed a small demonstration held outside of the Sochi Train Station on Friday afternoon that seemingly violated the Russian government edict that all protests during the Sochi Games should be held in Khosta, about halfway between central Sochi and the Adler district, the site of Olympic Park. The site of the protest zone is about seven miles from the nearest venue. The train station in Sochi is about 33 km, or roughly 20 miles, northwest of Olympic Park, where the Opening Ceremony will be held Friday.

The demonstrator held up a sign protesting homosexuality. Officials did not appear to be concerned with the content of the sign.

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  1. Huh ?
    Are the anti-gays flying a USA flag ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 7, 2014 11:41:53 AM


  2. The Internet is alive with such videos and messages as the Sochi games begin. Here is a 40-second video warning Russia that it will not stop when the tourists leave... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSXx2wnmb5A

    Posted by: World Stop Russia | Feb 7, 2014 11:41:53 AM


  3. Huh ?
    Are the anti-gays flying a USA flag ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 7, 2014 11:41:53 AM


  4. I guess that doesn't count as propoganda...

    Posted by: Lucas H | Feb 7, 2014 11:56:48 AM


  5. It should count as propaganda for content about "non-traditional relationships" that might be seen by minors. But in no way is Russia discriminating against gays, no no.

    Posted by: WOLF | Feb 7, 2014 12:10:11 PM


  6. Well, the sign is in English, so perhaps the cops can't read it. I'm guessing that when protests happen, the cops have to call their bosses, who call their bosses, who call their bosses to ask what should be done about it.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 7, 2014 12:23:07 PM


  7. That homo sex is sin guy sure gets around! I've seen him all over Los Angeles, and now Sochi. Hating gays must be a lucrative business.

    Posted by: Cameron | Feb 7, 2014 12:57:39 PM


  8. Correction: two signs.

    One Phelps-style in English with the Russian flag on top, the other in the colors of the Russian flag in Russian with the US flag on top.

    The text reads: Lord, bless Putin, for he speaks against the sin of homosexuality, which the Lord considers an abomination.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Feb 7, 2014 1:07:03 PM


  9. There have been 2 LGBT protests stopped by police so far:

    One in Petersburg with a banner with the text of the Olympic charter, 4 detained, now released with a court appearance tomorrow.

    One on Red Square with a rainbow flag and activists singing the Russian hymn. Not sure how many arrested or where they are.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Feb 7, 2014 1:09:47 PM


  10. Yeh, I've had my picture taken in front of that homo sex sign. Weird to see it in Russia.

    Posted by: crispy | Feb 7, 2014 1:20:24 PM


  11. Russia is a cesspool of a nation.

    Posted by: TheSeer | Feb 7, 2014 2:57:13 PM


  12. Doesn't anyone have any eggs ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 7, 2014 3:33:18 PM


  13. The best excuse for not arresting the homophobes, who were clearly violating the law about "propaganda," is that the police might not have been able to read English.

    The signs clearly violate the Russian law, which is supposed to protect children by making it illegal to "promote homosexuality" to children. But the easiest way to get a teenager to do something is loudly forbid it, so the signs actually promote homosexuality among minors.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 7, 2014 7:53:25 PM


  14. No Russian or Nigerian employee should be able to do any business in DC or NYC

    Posted by: enchantra | Feb 7, 2014 11:58:48 PM


  15. And it turns out they're Americans: http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2014/02/08/anti-gay-americans-preach-in-downtown-sochi/

    Posted by: KevinVT | Feb 8, 2014 3:43:45 PM


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