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Russian Gay Activists Attacked in St. Petersburg, Interfax Says

May 17, 2012

Russian gay activists were attacked today in St. Petersburg, Interfax newswire said, citing a report by its correspondent on the scene.

Scores of masked men stopped a bus carrying the activists from an anti-homophobia rally and started beating them, Interfax said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stepan Kravchenko in Moscow at skravchenko@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net


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