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Video: St Petersburg protester punched in the face while police look on

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  1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 6 Sep 2013, 6:46pm

    Dirty pie-throwing fascist, have you got implanted genes from Hitler’s Nazis ?

  2. Putrid and his government should be arrested for crimes to humanity.

    1. Lol, “Putrid” – I love that.

  3. This is clearly an intolerable situation which predictably will play out as follows:

    The protester confronted by police after the attack, is predictably some one we will hear in the future has been charged under the “Anti Propaganda” or other laws… Whilst his attacker who was not challenged or restrained by the police for his assault, will likely go free! neither being identified or charged with assault.

    Recent video reports clearly show that the police are more interested in confronting protesters, than restraining their attackers. This is sending a message to Russian’s you can attack and assault LGBT with immunity. Is a lawless political move intended to discourage protesters? The more we witness it the more suspicion one has!

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 6 Sep 2013, 7:29pm

      True, Steve_R ! Gay activists from Russia visiting Stockholm Pride this year also pointed to this facts : The police just let heavy criminals go after a small talk–even if they have attacked gay persons and wounded them seriously.

  4. Graham S. 6 Sep 2013, 7:31pm

    What the hell is going on there? What is wrong with people over there? It’s insane and so frustrating.

  5. That There Other David 6 Sep 2013, 8:26pm

    This is just one symptom of a much larger problem. Russia is going to collapse and fracture. Might take a decade, maybe two, but it will come. Just as it did in Yugoslavia.

    We’ll see how brave these “police” and their thug friends are when the mobs are burning their offices as mortar fire from rebel factions destroys St. Petersburg around them.

    1. I’m amased that men like you could be so shallow… Sorry for the triteness but Russia as a nation has been ‘collapsing’ for over a millenium and still stands strong and will weather out the current homophobic hysteria as it did other malaises. Russians have a way of working out vermins out of their system. Cheers from a Saffa. And lest I forget, you Anglos owe us an apology, what?

  6. Mob mentality not so covertly whipped up by their increasingly fascist government.
    Instigated by and cheered on by their religious fanatic apologists.

    seen this —

  7. Russia- nation of thugs, drunks and bullies- and it’s legal! This is a society that is verging toward chaos and needs all the straw-man distractions it can find. Russian LGBTs are the current scapegoats for an ignorant and backward country.

    1. IN parts of the U.k. you can now be attacked by a religious mob, such as what happened to two men recently in Birmingham dressed so called inappropriately whilst doing a charity walk in the inner city and with the police not having any sympathy, Russia doesn’t seem any less barbaric than this country.

  8. Sending love and support to that beautiful, noble young man. So heartbreaking to witness that hatred. It’s twisted that the police question him rather than the aggressor.

    1. David Cade 7 Sep 2013, 12:38pm

      My feelings too. That young man is a true hero. LGBT protesters in Russia at this time are showing extraordinary bravery. The simple use of a large pink triangle on a black background ought to be so effective: anyone tempted to attack a person wearing this emblem surely ought to stop and think, “Will I not be committing an obviously fascist act?”

  9. Even if (and I very much doubt it) the protester was provoking a response, the moment someone acts in a violent way, they cross the line and the law should respond accordingly.
    Civilized countries give people a right to protest about just short of anything whatsoever, and at the same time, do not give the same permission to a person wanting to assault another. It is sad to see that Russia is not such a country.

  10. The biggest problem is one that’s seen throughout history and throughout police forces all over the world. They are genuinely infested with right-wing, sexist, racist, homophobic neanderthals who only want that job because they desire control over others.

    These are Putin’s Brown Shirts, doing the dirty work, ignored for their own abuses and given tacit permission to carry out aggressive acts against the most vulnerable and facilitating the violence of neo-Nazi groups in the country.

    Putin can claim whatever he likes about “intentions” and what their fascist laws mean in his warped little brain, but the evidence is clear for all to see – he is a modern day Hitler, with a modern day Brown Shirt army doing what they want, and this is only going to get worse if not confronted.

    In a couple of years time, we will all be screaming at our own governments about the prison camps, suicides, beatings, torture and executions being conducted against minorities all over Russia.

  11. And now they want to take children away from their biological parents, if their parents are LGBT.
    This has got to stop.
    I can’t believe that the world’s governments are willing to turn a blind eye to this madness.

  12. Velvet Steele 7 Sep 2013, 8:48pm

    and “pukin” tells us they don’t persecute or abuse us QUEERS!!?? what an idiot!!

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