Russia detains protesters against Chechnya anti-gay violence

Russia detains protesters against Chechnya anti-gay violence

Russian police on Monday detained young activists protesting against the persecution of gay men in Chechnya at a May Day parade in Saint Petersburg, an AFP photographer witnessed. Recent reports of a brutal crackdown on gay men in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus region led for a decade by strongman Ramzan Kadyrov have caused an international scandal.

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