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Nationalists beat Syktyvkar gay activist in front of journalists


Nationalists beat Syktyvkar gay activist in front of journalists

Syktyvkar known nationalist attacked gay activist Artem Kalinin, one of the initiators of the gay pride parade in Syktyvkar, immediately after the interview that he gave television BNK-Komi. Authorities do nothing, while nationalists promise to arrange "the same or even worse" at a public event coordinated movement "Another Look".

Gay activist claims to be one of the leaders of local nationalists threw him to the ice, hit on the head and choked up until he lost consciousness. The violence stopped only appeared journalists ...

Recall, March 21, Syktyvkar authorities agreed to the gay pride parade in the form of the procession. The initiators of the event were the defenders and LGBT activists Komi. Gay parade dedicated to the annual campaign "Week Against Homophobia." It is planned that the march will pass through the main streets of the city on March 31.

Nationalists and religious obscurantism have openly declared that they are going to "stop" action gay activists. Authorities do not respond to threats to organize riots.

Syktyvkar - one of the most homophobic regions of Russia. Local gay activist Artem Kalinin has been repeatedly attacked. So, in 2011, he was beaten by two unknown, shouted homophobic slogans - in January and March.

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