Police detain around 25 gay rights activists in St Petersburg

A few dozen activists gathered at Palace Square on Saturday afternoon, defying a ban to hold the rally. Organisers had said they would stage one-man protests to demand freedom of association after city authorities turned down their request to hold a parade. Police detained campaigners who unfurled rainbow flags or held placards, dragging them into a police bus. There were no clashes between the police and the activists.

 

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