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Petrozavodsk Administration refused in holding LGBT events in the capital of Karelia thrice

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Karelian capital administration has not agreed on three events of November 20. Moscow LGBT activist Nikolai Alekseev sent a request for organization of a procession and two rallies to "call for introduction of an explicit prohibition of discrimination against people on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity to the Russian legislation .

The first event – a rally to "call for abolition of a law, banning the adoption of orphans by foreign same-sex couples as well as individuals from countries legalized gay and lesbian marriages, adopted in Russia" – was scheduled from 10:00 to 11:00 on Sergei Kirov square. The reason for refusal of holding the rally was a coinciding event "Running League", a statement on carrying out of which was filed earlier.

Another public event in the form of a procession was scheduled from 13:00 to 15:00 on Oktyabrsky Prospect. But according to the city administration, procession in this place can have "a negative impact on road safety, as well as lead to violations of the rights of citizens to freely travel by public roads".

Proposed venue of another rally was Governor's Park. However, administration of Petrozavodsk has offered the organizers to change the place, because Petrozavodsk Energy Systems will establish "three additional outdoor lighting poles to reach the standards of illumination" from 17:00 to 18:00 at this location.

Thus, no action has been agreed by the Administration of Petrozavodsk. Organizers were not satisfied with answers.

'Well, we decided to sue the administration of Petrozavodsk, especially since there were no failures with reference to the Federal Law on gay propaganda this time,' Nikolai Alexeyev wrote on his page on the social network.


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