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Minsk Gay Pride Banned

Belarus Gay Pride parade in Minsk has been banned by the the government authorities.

RIA NOVOSTII Has the report:

The administration of the Belarusian capital has prohibited holding a gay parade in Minsk, scheduled for October 22, although the country?s president has nothing against such events, a statement on the website of the parade?s organizers said.

?The municipal executive committee of Minsk banned a parade along the Krasin Street in the district of Sosny, although President Alexander Lukashenko earlier stated that he was not against a gay parade on the outskirts of the city,? the statement said.

Earlier in the month Lukashenko said in an interview with Russian news agencies that he would not ban gay parades in his country, just like they are banned in Russia.

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