By AJ Allen 28 May 11 – Breaking news – Three prominent gay rights leaders; Dan Choi, Andy Thayer and France’s Louis-George Tin, have been detained by police in Moscow.
Violence broke out today as hundreds attended an unsanctioned rally near the Kremlin Wall. The rally went ahead in defiance to the banned Moscow Gay Pride which had been planned for today.
Rainbow flags were waved as violence erupted between the police and demonstrators. British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell said that police had tried to arrest him but he had managed to get away.
Louis-George Tin saìd: ‘We are asking the Council of Europe to withdraw Russia’s right to vote as it doesn’t respect lesbian and gay human rights.’
There will be more on this news story as it happens.