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Anti-Gay Russian Gunmen Open Fire In Moscow Gay Night Club

Moscow Central Station

Two armed anti-gay vigilantes opened fire at a gay club in Moscow over the weekend, releasing a string of bullets into the crowd and onto the building itself.  Fortunately no one was hurt.

Occurring at Central Station around 5 a.m. on Nov. 16, the two men reportedly began harassing patrons standing in line for the club, and then turned violent when security personnel denied them entry.

According to club administrators, the two men came for only one reason: “to shoot the club visitors,” Queer Russia points out.

The gunmen fled the scene but their attack was caught on video surveillance footage.

Its also being widely reported that other anti-gay vigilantes empowered by Russia’s draconian anti-gay “propaganda” law  have been attacking other gay establishments throughout Moscow and their owners have appealed to local police for additional protection.

Meanwhile the IOC remains silent and to sticks to the message that Russia is a wonderful country to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 

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