Dozens Arrested at St. Petersburg LGBT Rally

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Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg on October 12 as gay rights supporters and anti-LGBT campaigners clashed at the Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole) in the city’s downtown. Local reports indicate that confrontations took place between LGBT activists and anti-gay rights group who had gathered to block them from a planned rally at the Field of Mars, before police intervened. Credit: Anatoliy Buzinskiy