10 LGBT activists were detained by police in Russia on Friday, after waving rainbow flags and singing the Russian national anthem on the opening night of the Sochi Olympics.
According to Grani.ru, the following LGBT activists were arrested by Moscow police at Red Square:
Elena Kostyuchenko, Anna Annenkov Lynn Reid, Knicks Nemeni Olga Mazurova Gleb Warrior Tarja Polyakova, Daria Starshinina and two subjects Sweden: local leader of the Union for the rights of LGBT (RFSL) and Ulrike Vefterlund activist of the organization Kerstin Burman. All are delivered in the OP, “China Town”.
Four LGBT activists were arrested earlier today after unfurling a banner quoting the Olympic Charter’s ban on any form of discrimination.
Watch the brave protesters arrest below:
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