Brighton solidarity protest as Winter Olympics launch

Brighton solidarity protest as Winter Olympics launch

Brighton solidarity protest as Winter Olympics launch

First published in News

Protesters will support LGBTQ+ people in Russia as the Winter Olympics kick-off.

More than 150 protesters are expected to gather at the clock tower in Queens Road, Brighton, at noon today to hear a speech by Russian LGBT activist Ksenia Zhivago.

Beth Granter, from the Brighton and Hove Socialist Party which is organising the demonstration, said: “The Sochi Olympics puts the world spotlight on Russia and international protests are showing mass opposition to Putin’s homophobic government.”

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10:30am Sat 8 Feb 14

Metro Reader says...

Before the nasty comments start, everyone should watch HUNTED on 4OD.

Come and show your solidarity for human rights, and that send some love to Russian LGBTQU people.

#Russia4Love
Before the nasty comments start, everyone should watch HUNTED on 4OD. Come and show your solidarity for human rights, and that send some love to Russian LGBTQU people. #Russia4Love Metro Reader
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10:41am Sat 8 Feb 14

hursthill says...

I hear Vladimir Putin is really worried about this protest.
I hear Vladimir Putin is really worried about this protest. hursthill
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4:01pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Indigatio says...

As far as Russia is concerned I am considerably more concerned about the corruption and organised crime there than LGBT issues.
As far as Russia is concerned I am considerably more concerned about the corruption and organised crime there than LGBT issues. Indigatio
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5:15pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Cave Johnson says...

So what exactly does mean LGBTQU mean?
So what exactly does mean LGBTQU mean? Cave Johnson
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7:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Hooitness says...

The Russian low prohibits the promotion of homosexuality to children.

Who in their right mind disagrees with that?
The Russian low prohibits the promotion of homosexuality to children. Who in their right mind disagrees with that? Hooitness
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