17 arrested at Moscow gay pride protest

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By Euronews
17 arrested at Moscow gay pride protest

<p>Russian police have arrested 17 people in central Moscow after they gathered to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.</p> <p>Around 50 people had gathered on a square outside of Moscow theatre when crowd control police drove up a bus and started to pile people inside.</p> <p>A similar protest in St Petersburg went by undisturbed as people waved rainbow flags and let loose balloons in a variety of colours while police looked on.</p> <p>In 2013 a law was passed to ban, “gay propaganda” in Russia.</p>