Police detained gay rights activists, who protested at the Field of Mars in St. Petersburg


At the Field of Mars in St. Petersburg, police detained two protesters LGBT initiative group. Gay activists, who spoke in defense of freedom of assembly, were detained for violation of the rules of coordination of public actions. “The organizers of the sporting event, supposedly held in Hyde Park, did not produce identity papers. When activists asked to show passports and notified the police turned the action …”.

Policemen asked to remove the posters for the event with the participation of children who came to the sport starts “Mom, Dad and I are a sporting family”, organized by the Central district administration. Ostensibly they violate “the law Mizulina”. Immediately after the arrest of LGBT activists.

According to the Law of St. Petersburg “On Meetings, Rallies, Demonstrations, Processions and Picketing in St. Petersburg” (hereinafter – the Law of St. Petersburg “On meetings …”) and the Government Decree on 20 April 2016 N 292 “On Amendments to the Decree St. Petersburg Government of 24.12.2012 №1371 “action planned to hold at the Field of Mars do not require approval. All that the law requires from the organizers, is to submit a written notice of the public in the event authorized by the Government of St. Petersburg executive authorities of St. Petersburg.


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