Slavic Pride 2010 has just taken place …
A total of 12 people were arrested, including 2 Russians who are organizers for St Petersburg Pride. There were also 18 skinheads arrested.
Ukgaynews.org.uk is publishing a continuing story of the events going on in Belarus. – (Blogging from Belarus)
Here’s an excerpt:
15:08 Minsk had its gay pride march. For just 10 minutes, 40 Belarusians and Russians waived a 12 meters long rainbow flag for a short march of approximately 200 meters. They were at first met by a large group of journalists, photographers and TV crew. But when they reached the first crossing point, they were trapped by several vans of anti-riot police. Suddenly, the doors of the vans opened and anti-riot officers ran towards the participants. “I never saw anything of the kind” said Nikolai Alekseev by mobile phone. “They were brutal and violent” he added. Another participant who did not want to be named said: “It was like a group of wild dogs”. The march ended with most of the participants being arrested and violently beaten. A few managed to escape but the police ran after them.
Video of Slavic Pride 2010
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