Last Monday in Irkutsk, a group of Russian thugs beat up some language school students participating in a St. Patrick's Day-themed flashmob incorrectly thinking that they were pro-gay demonstrators.
According to law enforcement representatives who spoke with iAfrica.com:
"On Sunday evening, members of Easy School held a St Patrick's Day flashmob in the mall. Some youths came up to them and expressed displeasure at the proceedings. A conflict took place that grew into a fight on the square outside the mall... The Easy School members were wearing historic costumes, particularly kilts and their opponents mistook them for representatives of non-traditional sexual orientation."
A teacher in the flashmob apparently recieved a mild concussion — no word on arrests. Just another example of how Russia's anti-gay law (and all such laws in general) hurt gay and non-gay people alike.
See video of the attack AFTER THE JUMP...