Russian Police Arrest 30 Gay Rights Activists In St. Petersburg. WATCH!

Russian police arrested 30 LGBT activists in Saint Petersburg on Saturday during a Pride demonstration, a co-organiser told AFP after being taken into custody, reports Daily Mail.

Around 60 people with placards calling for LGBT rights to be respected and waving rainbow-colored flags had gathered in the city center, said activist and co-organizer Aleksei Nazarov.

Each participant demonstrated alone, a ruse to avoid the protest being classified as a gathering, which would have made it subject to the city’s prior approval.