St. Petersburg Pride Rally Denied Permission Takes Place Without Violence
A Gay Pride event took place without any violence in St. Petersburg, Russia, last Saturday, reports The Moscow Times.
The rally happened on the Field of Mars square, a newly created free-speech zone in the city. While The Moscow Times said that 24 people took part, Queer Russia estimated the number to be around 150.
Police accompanied activists both to and from the rally.
During the rally, activists talked about the need to respect civil rights and thanked the police for their protection.
At least six people were arrested at two gay pride rallies in Moscow last May.