Police detain a former Russian paratrooper after he attacked a gay rights activist who was holding a one-man protest in St. Petersburg

Police detain a former Russian paratrooper after he attacked a gay rights activist who was holding a one-man protest in St. Petersburg, August 2, 2013. Former servicemen were gathered in central St. Petersburg to celebrate Russian Paratroopers Day, an annual holiday for the Russian airborne troops celebrated since the Soviet era days. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA – Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY MILITARY) ORG XMIT: STP05

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