Russia’s Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality Holds Protests In St. Petersburg – Video

Will Kohler

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  1. It probably is my suspicious mind, but doesn’t anybody find it somewhat strange that while there is the G20 meeting going on in St. Petersburg in Russia there is a protest-march held, allowed and condoned in the streets of St. Petersburg?

    One of the most serious security operations is underway, the G20, and meanwhile a set of people who want to show their alliance with the outlawed homosexuals of Russia, St. Petersnburg, is allowed to go on….
    Personally I doubt the honesty and seriousness of these people!

    Either Putin doesn’t dare to intervene while the highest of the highest of politicians are around (what of course can be a possibility as when Putin would order the police or worse, the riot police to intervene, the highest ranking politicians could end the meeting, and leave (highly unlikely as most of the present politicians are either opposed to equality of gay people, or are plotting to slow down the process of creating equality), OR the protest is organized with the OK of and by the Kremlin…..

    And in the latter case….. what then is the significance of the protest?
    That is really supporting the homosexuals in Russia? Doubtful!
    Or is it that for the show while a lot of highest ranking politicians are around Putin allows the protst to take place, wanting to show his OK of homosexuals?

    Either case, the moment is wrong, the time and place are even wronger!

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    Equality For All, None For The Bigots!
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