Dailystar.com.lb reports: "Russian police Saturday detained several gay rights activists for attempting to stage an unauthorised pride rally in central Moscow, AFP journalists reported. Police officers seized the activists - one of whom tried to unfurl a rainbow flag - and loaded them into waiting vans as around 30 nationalist counter-demonstrators in camouflage hurled eggs at the activists and attacked them... Gay rights activists insisted on holding the event Saturday despite a court in Moscow banning it. Gays in Russia face regular harassment and requests to hold pride parades have been consistently rejected by authorities in the capital. In 2013, President Vladimir Putin approved legislation banning the dissemination of "gay propaganda" among minors..." MHFM Comment: It's good that Russia has and enforces such laws. Other countries should do the same.
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