Thursday, 30 January 2014

Swan protests!

Ballet dancers join Amnesty International activists during a photo call outside the Russian embassy in London on Wednesday. The dancers performed parts of Swan Lake before handing in a petition asking that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “end his assault on freedom of expression and gay rights in Russia”.

From the BBC:
The UK government is to give extra funding to gay rights groups operating in Russia, amid concerns that homophobic attacks are increasing.

The Winter Olympics starts next Friday in the resort of Sochi, but a law against the "promotion" of homosexuality has overshadowed the event.

We'll see if even sexy swans can make any difference...

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