Gay Clubs And Bars Raided In Russia
Russian police have searched venues across Moscow in an attempt to close down any gay venues.
This comes after the country ruled that the LGBTQ community is an extremist organisation. The Russian Supreme Court has ruled against what it calls the “global LGBTQ movement”.
Venues raided include nightclubs, male saunas, and bars that host LGBTQ parties.
The raid was done under the pretext that it was an organised drug raid where people’s documents were checked and photographed by the security services.
Since the controversial court ruling, several LGBTQ venues have already closed their doors.
Sky News reports that activists say the court’s definition of the movement is so broad and vague that it gives Russian authorities the ability to crack down on any individuals or groups deemed to be part of the LGBTQ community.
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