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Russian paratroopers attack gay rights activist during one-man protest

Russian paratroopers attack gay rights activist during one-man protest

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While holding a one-man protest against LGBT rights violations in Russia, activist Krill Kalugin was attacked by a group of Russian paratroopers in St. Petersburg today. The paratroopers were celebrating Russia’s Paratroopers day, which honors military servicemen.

According to Animal New York’s translation of a video of the attack, paratroopers approached the man and began pushing him around after saying they did “not agree with” his actions.

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July 29 Photo Brief: Aerial view of destruction in Syria, Alpine cattle herding, Red Bull Flugtag

July 29 Photo Brief: Aerial view of destruction in Syria, Alpine cattle herding, Red Bull Flugtag

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An aerial view of destruction in Syria, Alpine cattle herding in Austria, Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage may depict injury and/or death.

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July 28 Photo Brief: Lumberjack World Championships, The Sumo Run, election in Cambodia

July 28 Photo Brief: Lumberjack World Championships, The Sumo Run, election in Cambodia

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Over 100 competitors compete in the Lumberjack World Championships, racers set out to achieve a Guinness World Record with The Sumo Run, election sees rise of a two-party system in Cambodia and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage may depict injury and/or death.

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