The Moscow cops cooperated with thugs who attacked a gay rights march in Moscow, this is waking some people up to Putin and his authoritarianism and some of the wingnut batshit eejits in Russia. Nationalists (violent bigots) & religious fundamentalists united against the marchers and the police let them be beaten before allowing the aggressors to go free then arrest the victims who they then laid into as well. Scumbags.-
The counter-demonstration was staged by ultra-nationalists and members of the Russian Orthodox Church. Some of them chanted “Moscow is not Sodom!”
Sunday’s march was to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Russia. Moscow city police spokesman Viktor Bryukov had warned the organisers not to go ahead.
Gay activists were also attacked by right-wing protesters and arrested during a march last year. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexy II, supports the ban on gay parades.
Richard Fairbrass of pop act Right Said Fred (no really Deeply Dippy is actually a great summery pop song) earns tons of respect for going, standing up and then coming forth with these great words-
“When it was over I actually felt more sorry for the guy that whacked me than I did for me… How threatened can he be, how insecure is he to be threatened by a bisexual pop singer who’s most famous for singing ‘I’m too sexy’?”