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At Least Two Arrested At An Unsanctioned Gay Pride Parade In Moscow

People gathered outside of the mayor’s office for a gay pride parade after their application for permission to hold a demonstration was rejected.

Posted on May 31, 2014, at 2:49 p.m. ET

On Saturday, two protesters were detained during an unsanctioned gay pride parade in Moscow, the Associated Press reports.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Moscow authorities regularly deny gay groups' applications for permission to hold demonstrations, usually because they say that protests could lead to violence.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Gay rights protesters nevertheless gathered outside the mayor's office in Moscow on Saturday, where they were met with anti-gay demonstrators.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
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Photojournalist Evgeny Feldman live-tweeted the protest and uploaded pictures of the scene.

Moscow gay pride photos http://t.co/PJ02iITVGd 7 arrested for Conchita Wurst's alike beard & rainbow flags

Feldman@EvgenyFeldman

Moscow gay pride photos http://t.co/PJ02iITVGd 7 arrested for Conchita Wurst's alike beard & rainbow flags

10:40 AM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A woman wearing a Conchita Wurst-like beard was taken away by police.

вторая гей-акция была согласованной в московском Гайд-парке; девушки нарисовали бороды, полиция грозит задержанием

Feldman@EvgenyFeldman

вторая гей-акция была согласованной в московском Гайд-парке; девушки нарисовали бороды, полиция грозит задержанием

7:15 AM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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At Moscow gay pride rally, woman gets the Conchita Wurst treatment. Photos by @EvgenyFeldman http://t.co/J7H538oq0J

Jim Roberts@nycjim

At Moscow gay pride rally, woman gets the Conchita Wurst treatment. Photos by @EvgenyFeldman http://t.co/J7H538oq0J

1:02 PM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others held signs, waved flags, and resisted police who tried to break up the crowds.

В Москве прошло 2 гей-прайда с задержаниями: http://t.co/PJ02iITVGd фоторепортаж

Feldman@EvgenyFeldman

В Москве прошло 2 гей-прайда с задержаниями: http://t.co/PJ02iITVGd фоторепортаж

10:33 AM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

митинг а Гайд-парке парка Горького

Feldman@EvgenyFeldman

митинг а Гайд-парке парка Горького

7:30 AM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There was no immediate information on whether those arrested would be charged.

Лимонов в итоге митингует там же, даже дальше от центра площади, чем митинговала "предатель Алексеева"

Feldman@EvgenyFeldman

Лимонов в итоге митингует там же, даже дальше от центра площади, чем митинговала "предатель Алексеева"

11:06 AM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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