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Police detained a British LGBT activist who stood up with a poster near Red Square

 

He protested against the persecution of gays in Chechnya.

Photo from the Twitter account of Peter Tatchel

In the center of Moscow, police detained a famous British LGBT activist Peter Tatchell (Peter Tatchell), who conducted a solitary picket against the persecution of gays in Chechnya. According to the twitter of the activist, he was taken to the Tverskoy police station.

In the hands of Tatchell was a poster with the inscription “Putin is not able to fight against torture of gays in Chechnya.” The Guardian journalist Sean Walker said that after the start of the action the police arrived: the employees “politely but persistently” asked the British to get into the car and go to the office. AFP agency employee Theo Merz added that Tatchell thanked the police for being polite. According to the LGBT activist, he protested “on behalf of the Russian people”.

June 13 in The Guardian column column Tatchell came out: he told that he was going to Russia not for the sake of football, but to prevent Vladimir Putin from “PR at the World Cup.” The Briton noted that he had already been arrested twice for protests in Russia.

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