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PHOTOS: Protesters Challenge Antigay Laws In Moscow, Kiev

PHOTOS: Protesters Challenge Antigay Laws In Moscow, Kiev

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Ukrainian and Russian activists took to the streets to protest their respective countries' antigay laws.

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An activist of the Creative Youth organization holds a placard, reading, "If your son is gay you'll kill him too?" Protesters in Kiev Tuesday called on the European Union to officially condemn homophobia in Russia as well as allow same-sex marriages.

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Police officers detained activist Nikolai Alexeyev over an unauthorized protest against Russian laws banning so-called gay propaganda that might be accessible to minors. The protest was held outside the headquarters of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in central Moscow on Wednesday.

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A partly visible poster reads, "Homophobia is the shame of Russia!" (Read more about the protest)

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