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article imageProtest against Russia's 'homophobic' law in Madrid, Spain

By Anne Sewell     Aug 23, 2013 in World
Madrid - The Russian embassy in Madrid, capital of Spain, saw around 100 people on Friday morning, protesting against President Vladimir Putin’s new law against homosexual propaganda.
Some of the placards seen in the protest read: “When love is pure, gender doesn't matter,” "The silence of government is an accomplice" and "Homophobia kills."
Wearing masks of Putin's face, some inventively decorated with makeup, such as this one, protesters shouted "Hijos de Putín", or "sons of Putin." This is a clever play on words as the word for "bitch" in Spanish is "puta," and a common insult used in Spain is "Hijo de puta", more commonly known in English as "son of a bitch."
Russian embassy in Madrid  Spain.
Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain.
Luis García (Zaqarbal)
The group comprised Spain’s Lesbian, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals Federation together with representatives of LGBT groups belonging to Spain’s left-wing parties PSOE and Izquierda Unida.
Protesters are hoping to raise awareness to the atrocities committed against homosexuals in Russia, and are also trying to encourage the Spanish government to adopt a firmer stance in diplomatic dealings with Russia.
In June this year, President Putin passed a bill classifying "homosexual propaganda" as pornography, with fines and arrests for those making it accessible to minors. Many protests, and much condemnation, have arisen worldwide since the law was introduced.
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