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RUSSIA: Police Raid Gay Bars In Moscow Following Supreme Court Outlaw

Police in Moscow have raided several gay clubs and bars a day after Russia’s Supreme Court moved to outlaw the “LGBT movement” labelling them as ‘extremists.

Police checked the documents of patrons and took their photos, according to eyewitnesses. Other LGBTQ sites were forced to close under the new ruling, part of Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on same-sex marriage.

The Russian president has long sought to ban public endorsement of the LGBTQ movement, wielding his power to ban what he characterized as “gay propaganda” and decrying what he called the West’s “degrading” influence.