Sunday, 17 May 2009

Times: Russia riot police break up gay protest

Saturday, 16th May 2009 - 11:04CET

Riot police broke up a gay rights demonstration today ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final, grabbing protesters and throwing them into police cars and a waiting bus.

Those arrested for taking part in the demonstration, which had been banned by city authorities, included British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell and a Russian gay rights leader.

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Times: Eurovision trivia 2009
[Excerpt from the Article. The whole article and the comments can be viewed at the Times' website.]

The Maltese are renowned for being mad over Eurovision. Now is your time to brush up on the facts and figures of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow - you'll be able to impress your friends tonight.
A gay pride parade is planned in central Moscow today to highlight the discrimination against sexual minorities. The mayor has described homosexuality as “satanic”, and trouble could brew if neo-fascists attack.

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