The Violent Outcome Of The LGBT Movement In Russia

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Russia defends traditional values and aims to deter it’s citizens from non-traditional sexual arrangements.  LGBT proponents have suffered a less-than-favorable backlash from supporters of tradition.  Here is a photographic recount of the events as they unfolded.

1. St. Petersburg Gay Pride, 2013:

St. Petersburg Gay Pride, 2013:

Image by Dmitry Lovetsky / AP
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3. What began as a peaceful march…

What began as a peaceful march...

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4. …ended up turning incredibly violent as anti-gay protesters overtook the rally.

...ended up turning incredibly violent as anti-gay protesters overtook the rally.

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5. A gay rights supporter is beaten to the ground.

A gay rights supporter is beaten to the ground.

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6. Smoke bombs are set off.

Smoke bombs are set off.

Image by Evgeny Feldman / AP

7. Chaos ensues.

Chaos ensues.

Image by Dmitry Lovetsky / AP

8. A woman runs from the crowd.

A woman runs from the crowd.

Image by Dmitry Lovetsky / AP

9. Two men flee…

Two men flee...

Image by ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK / Reuters

10. …but are eventually detained.

...but are eventually detained.

Image by Dmitry Lovetsky / AP

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