Russian Police Arrest Activists at Moscow Gay Pride Rally: VIDEO
At least six people were arrested at two gay pride rallies in Moscow on Saturday.
Writes Evgeny Feldman at Mashable:
On Saturday, there were about 30 participants in the two rallies, compared with perhaps 60 or 70 last year. One demonstration was held in front of the Moscow mayor's office, a traditional site for such rallies. It was meant to honor Conchita Wurst, a drag performer who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Women painted beards on their faces to match Wurst's signature look. A second rally was held in an area dubbed "Hyde Park," which is meant to quarantine free-speech demonstrations. Although authorities had apparently permitted that rally, at least four people were arrested.
Tweets by Feldman below, with photos.
More photos here.
митинг а Гайд-парке парка Горького pic.twitter.com/05e5IsVVzd— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman) May 31, 2014
девушка, нарисовавшая себе бороду, задержана рядом с московским Гайд-парком pic.twitter.com/1PGbCff9tN— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman) May 31, 2014
вторая гей-акция была согласованной в московском Гайд-парке; девушки нарисовали бороды, полиция грозит задержанием pic.twitter.com/obPkEx3dSp— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman) May 31, 2014
в Москве сегодня гей-прайд pic.twitter.com/6mKSpgSuAp— Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman) May 31, 2014