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Russian gay activists protest lack of EU support

Russian gay activists protest lack of EU support

Russian gay rights activists say they will hold a rally outside the European Union's office in Moscow to protest what they say is a lack of support from the EU and its member states.
The activists plan to hold a parade in Moscow every year, but the action is routinely banned by city authorities and the parade attempts end in arrests and fist fights.
Activist Nikolai Alexeyev says the gay and lesbian community had hoped this year to hold the parade on the territory of a European embassy or the EU's office, but was refused.
Alexeyev said Thursday that activists hoped to expose alleged double standards of European officials, who he claims have failed to support the rights of sexual minorities in Russia.


Updated : 2021-02-25 04:39 GMT+08:00