Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dan Choi and other LGBT activists were arrested then later released following attacks by Neo-Nazis during Moscow Pride Day

Newly posted YouTube video : LGBT activist Lt. Dan Choi films inside the police wagon as he and other activists are being taken to jail following their beating by Neo-Nazis and arrest by Moscow police in Moscow.

Video of Beating and Arrests : LGBT activists Lt. Dan Choi and Louis-Georges Tin were beaten by Neo-Nazis in Moscow. Why did Moscow police arrest the LGBT activists, if they were just peacefully assembling ? Join Lt. Choi and others by signing an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, demanding that the United States government ''condemn the anti-LGBT violence in Moscow and to reaffirm the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Russia and around the world.''

U.S. Army Lt. Dan Choi (discharged under DADT) has been apparently released from Moscow police custody, after a mass arrest of pro-LGBT equality activists and Neo-Nazi protesters in connection with Moscow Pride Day.

The above video was among the first to be posted on YouTube, to show the breakout of violence.

Joe My God posted an early report of the Moscow Pride Day arrests, reporting that among the other activists, who were arrested, included Andy Thayer, Louis-Georges Tin, and Anna Komarova -- among others. In an e-mail statement issued by Lt. Choi at 5:50 a.m. New York time, Lt. Choi wrote LGBT activists were arrested following attacks by Neo-Nazis : "Right ear ringing small bleeding, 8 in the car including me and Andy Thayer."

A second YouTube video has been posted about the violent turn of events at Moscow Pride Day.

1 comment:

  1. Moscow police has to investigate the violence against Moscow Pride. If the local police don't or won't, then the United States has to launch a human rights investigation through the U.S. State Department.