2012-08-13 10:14:00

Activists in St. Pete report to police on Madonna's breaking law banning gay propaganda

St. Petersburg, August 13, Interfax - Activists of the St. Petersburg-based group Parent Control have filed a report with police demanding that the pop star Madonna be held liable for violating the city legislation banning propaganda of homosexuality among minors.

"Attached to the report are photo and video records proving that homosexuality propaganda was spread at the concert, while there were minors in the hall," the press service of St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, the author of the law banning homosexuality propaganda, told Interfax.

It stressed that the activists were determined to hold liable not the concert organizers, the Petersburg Music Industry (PMI) corporation, but Madonna herself.

Interfax has yet to obtain comments from police.

It was reported earlier that Madonna gave a concert as part of her world tour at the Peterburgsky sports and concert complex on August 9. At the start of the show, the singer asked the audience to raise their hands with pink bracelets to express their support for sex minorities.

"Show your love and appreciation to the gay community! We want to fight for the right to be free. All people should be treated with dignity, respect, and love," Madonna said.

Milonov told Interfax that his aides attended the concert and videotaped it. "There were minors there, there were 12-year-old children there. We believe the law banning homosexuality propaganda was broken," he said.