Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell arrested in Moscow ahead of World Cup opening ceremony | World | News


The well-known British-based activist was standing near the statue of Marshal Zhukov near Red Square and the Kremlin holding a poster which read: “Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people,” before several police officers moved in to apprehend him.

One-man protests are usually legal in Russia and official approval is only needed for demonstrations involving two or people.

But over the World Cup, a temporary rule has been introduced in some areas, meaning even one-man protests are illegal.

Mr Tatchell was allowed to walk to a nearby police car where he was initially questioned before being driven away to a police station.

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