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LGBT Activists In Moscow Arrested On Video, Beaten In Police Station Published: February 7, 2014

Police arrested a group of around 10 LGBT activists in Moscow’s Red Square on Friday evening as they sang the Russian national anthem as the Olympic opening ceremonies began while holding a rainbow flag, according to

The detentions follow the arrest of four LGBT activists earlier in the day in St. Petersburg for taking photographs while holding a banner opposing discrimination during the Olympics.

The video above captured the police breaking up the group in Red Square before taking them to the Kitai-Gorod police station, reports.

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