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Anti-Gay Protesters Attack Pride March In Russia

Protesters came to disrupt gay activists in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Posted on June 29, 2013, at 4:51 p.m. ET

Anti-gay protesters clashed with gay activists at a Pride march in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday.

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Police detained both protesters...

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And gay activists.

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Police attempted to push activists away from the scene to prevent further clashes.

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Russian same-sex couple Yury Gavrikov (center R) and Maxim Lysak (center L), surrounded by riot police officers at the site of the event.

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St. Petersburg passed a law in February that fined people up to 500,000 rubles ($15,000) for spreading "homosexual propaganda."

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