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Pride in London leads protest of recent LGBT+ genocide in Chechnya

11 April 2017

A placard reading LGBT+ rights are human rights (Photograph: Pride in London)

Pride in London is leading a protest close to the Russian embassy in London this Wednesday 12 April at 1730 BST. The protest is in response to recent media reports of gay men being arbitrarily detained and killed in Chechnya with some citing a concentration camp being set up in the Chechen town of Argun. It also follows an open letter from Pride in London to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on 4 April.

The protest will take place at the junction of Bayswater Road and Ossington Street. The Metropolitan Police will be present to ensure the protest is peaceful and safe.

Steve Taylor, Communications Director for European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA), added: 

“More government action across the EU needs to be taken immediately to stop these atrocities. We are seeing very little response to this in the mainstream media and government action so far is poor. We must not be bystanders and we must challenge this inhumanity.”

The organisers are calling on as many people as possible to attend and to bring banners and flags.

Full details are available at this Facebook event.

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