St. Petersburg, November 28, Interfax - A protest against a bill banning the propaganda of homosexualism by a local legislature was held in St. Petersburg on Sunday, one of organizers, Gulya Sultanova, told Interfax.
"Around 100 people from various organizations held a series of lone pickets and flash mobs against homophobia in the Arts Square," she said.
When the pickets ended, the demonstrators held a flash mob, during which they strolled along the square, chanting, "St. Petersburg against homophobia," Sultanova said.
The events passed off without incidents thanks to the nearby police presence.
However, a few suspicious young men were continually watching the demonstrators and making calls from their mobiles, Sultanova said.