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Moby
05-27-2007, 10:36 AM
Remember when America tried to be different then our enemies?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070527/wl_nm/russia_gay_dc_2


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police detained gay protesters calling for the right to hold a Gay Pride parade in central Moscow on Sunday while nationalists shouting "death to homosexuals" punched and kicked the demonstrators.

Riot police detained the protesters as they tried to present a petition asking Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, who has called gay marches satanic acts, to lift a ban on the parade.

Nationalists and extreme Russian Orthodox believers held icons and denounced homosexuality as "evil" while a group of thick-set young men turned up with surgeon's masks, which they said would protect them from the "gay disease."

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