PHOTOS: Anti-Putin Protests Spread

By Lucas Grindley

Originally published on Advocate.com August 12 2013 5:00 AM ET

LONDON

Britain puts on a Putin face.

Hundreds of ralliers gathered nearby the home of Prime Minister David Cameron, who said his country would not boycott the Olympics in Russia. "I share your deep concern about the abuse of gay people in Russia," Cameron wrote on Twitter in response to activist Stephen Fry. "However, I believe we can better challenge prejudice as we attend, rather than boycotting the Winter Olympics."

 

Members of Pussy Riot remain in prison but haven't backed down from even slight chances to speak out, with one member condeming Putin's government during a parole hearing.

A slogan that has crossed a few minds lately is on display.

ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Hundreds gathered outside the Russian consulate in Antwerp and staged a kiss-in to protest the country's antigay policies. And here's what a kiss-in looks like...

 

Protests in Belgium were much more lively than what is found in...

 

STOCKHOLM

LGBT activists repainted the crosswalk outside the Russian embassy in Stockholm.