Gay Activists Attack Orthodox Protesters in Moscow

Country: Russia

Date of incident: November 3, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Private



A group of male gay rights activists attacked members of the Orthodox youth movement "Georgievtsy!" outside the Council of Europe office in Moscow, who gathered against the European Court of Human Rights ruling declaring Russia's ban on gay pride marches illegal.

The Orthodox protesters have rallied outside the Council of Europe office since October 22, the day after the European court fined Russia for banning gay parades.
On November 2, gay rights activists approached the peaceful demonstrators and shouted paroles. They hit some of the youth present, and injured one of them in the head in such a grave manner, that he had to seek medical assistance. The incident was reported to the police.
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