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Greek Police Halt Activists From Hanging Banner Protesting Russia. So Protesters Regroup And Storm The Town Center

You can bet that when The White Tower was constructed in Thessaloniki, Greece in the 12th century, the builders didn’t foresee the landmark making its way into a fight for gay rights.

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But when activists from Good as You(th) tried to hang a banner from the tower to protest Russia’s homophobic and transphobic laws, police were quick to halt them.

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So they did what any impassioned seekers of justice would do — gather 200 strong and swarm the Russian Consulate to show they mean business.

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Related posts: Crowd Cheers As Russians Beat Same-Sex Couple In Powerful New PSAThe Global Guide To Sticking It To Putin During The OlympicsRussian Police Arrest More Than A Dozen LGBT Activists


By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Feb 11, 2014
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  • 4 Comments
    • sejjo
      sejjo

      No one seems to have learnt from Stonewall not to mess with the gays.

      Feb 12, 2014 at 3:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      The evilness of Christianity is a mental poverty!!.

      Feb 12, 2014 at 8:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alterego1980
      alterego1980

      This is great. Sometimes American media stifles our world view. I’m glad to see others around the world calling attention to this. And it’s good for the Russian LGBT’s to know that many parts of the world stand with them.

      Feb 12, 2014 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      This real activism….not the “photo op crap” in the US…..

      Feb 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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