Russian International Gay & Lesbian Festival
Moscow, Russia, 27/05/2006..Volker Beck [left], a German lawyer and member of the Bundestag, is arrested after being attacked and beaten by Russian extremists while participating in the banned Gay Pride parade. The parade had already been banned by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov on the grounds that it would provoke violence, but gay activists attempted to demonstrate in defiance of the ban..
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