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Russia: St. Petersburg must allow Pride to go ahead

Headline Title:  Russia: St. Petersburg must allow Pride to go ahead 06 July 2012 The St. Petersburg authorities must allow a peaceful Pride march organized by the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to go ahead as planned on Saturday, 7 July, Amnesty International said after an agreement for the event was withdrawn. St. Petersburg Pride organizers applied to authorities in different districts of the city to agree on a route for the event in advance. An agreement had been reached earlier this week to hold it at Poliustrov Park on the city’s outskirts, but…

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