Netherlands: Two Thousand Protest Russia’s “Gay Propaganda” Law In Amsterdam

Written by scott on August 26th, 2013

NetherlandsGay-rights activists held a large protest in Amsterdam yesterday against Russia’s gay propaganda law and Pres. Vladimir Putin.

Edge Boston reports:

More than 2,000 gay rights supporters protested in Amsterdam’s largest square Sunday, carrying signs, singing songs and chanting slogans to condemn the Russian government’s homosexuality policies. Demonstrators especially criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, with performers leading the crowd in cheering “Putin Out!” An enormous blow-up doll caricaturing the president flanked one side of the stage – flexing his muscles, bare-chested, and draped in a rainbow flag. Protesters said Sunday their main concern is the law adopted by Russia’s parliament in June making “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” illegal.

In spite of all the protests and worldwide pressure, nothing seems be changing. The Olympics are still going to be held in Russia, the Olympic Committee is still supporting Russia, and corporate sponsors are still sponsoring this Olympics. It’s disheartening.

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