NEWS IN BRIEF
Police in St. Petersburg, Russia, detained 17 gay rights demonstrators today, May 1, during protests against the city’s new law against “gay propaganda” that could affect minors.
The Reuters news service said the gay rights group Coming Out cited 17 detentions of protesters who tried to unfurl rainbow flags in various parts of the city.
Previously protesters against the new law were arrested on charges of violating that law. This time the charge was not cooperating with police, Reuters said.
- Russia balks at G8 countries’ support of gay rights (76crimes.com)
- Efforts to ban ‘gay propaganda’ spread in Europe (76crimes.com)
- St. Petersburg, Russia Arrests First Violators Of Anti-Propaganda Law (thinkprogress.org)
- Russian bill would ban ‘homosexual propaganda’ (76crimes.com)
- St Petersburg bans ‘homosexual propaganda’ (guardian.co.uk)