PHOTOS: Protesting Putin on a Global Scale

Activists rallied as part of an international protest last week against Russia's "gay propaganda" law and others targeting the rights of LGBTs.

BY Advocate.com Editors

September 09 2013 4:00 AM ET


In this picture taken on Tuesday in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the statue of Tsar Peter the Great has been painted pink by unknown people on the Willemskade. Whether it has something to do with the antigay policies in Russia is still unclear.

 


A demonstrator holds a poster reading "Speak out for Russia" as he protests repression of LGBTs while outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Madrid on Tuesday. About 300 activists rallied in Madrid as part of an international protest against Russian laws cracking down on LGBT rights.

 


Demonstrators brandish rainbow flags and placards outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Madrid.

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