2011-11-28 10:06:00

Anti-homophobia demonstration held in St. Petersburg

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.