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Men spray pepper gas at LGBT pride partisipants in Russia
16:54, 13 August 2017
Men spray pepper gas at LGBT pride partisipants in Russia

One of the victims was hospitalized due to eye injury

16:54, 13 August 2017

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In St. Petersburg in Russia, a few men went after LGBT Pride participants after the event and sprayed pepper gas in their faces. In the group of victims there were journalists, reports Fontanka, the St. Petersburg Internet newspaper.

Yesterday, on August 12, in St. Petersburg took place LGBT Pride. Even before the end of the rally, young men began to gather near the venue of the rally, but the police did not allow them to join the event. Participants of the rally for equality ended it at around 15:30, after which they began to disperse.

As reported by Fontanka referring to the data of its correspondent, when activists and journalists crossed the 2nd Garden Bridge near the Marsovo Polye, they were attacked by young people in sports clothes who sprayed pepper spray in their faces. Among the victims are participants of LGBT event, Current time journalists, photographer David Frenkel. One of the victims was hospitalized because of eye injury.

At the time of attack police was on the other side of the bridge, but did not attempt to detain the offenders.

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