In two further tweets, Lebedev seemingly blamed the French authorities for the trouble that marred the Euro game between England and Russia, and criticised other Russian officials for speaking out against their fans. A decision on those three charges — for setting off fireworks and flares, fighting and racist chanting — is expected on Tuesday. Both sets of fans are now heading to northern France for their next matches — Russia play Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday and England meet Wales in Lens on Thursday — and there are fears of more trouble between them, particularly as many England fans will pass through Lille, which also has a much bigger fan zone than Lens. We also know that a small minority of England fans have let themselves down by responding with violence and anti-social behaviour. Roberts added that additional police from the UK have been sent to help the French in Lens and Lille. This echoes a message from England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney via a video released on social media urging England fans to behave.
Gay Pride Parade in Russian Village of 7 Residents Gets Canceled
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A few weeks into Pride month , it is worth remembering not every country has the freedom to organize a parade. Taking to the streets to march in fabulous outfits and unapologetically affirm your identity is one of the crucial elements of most parades in Western, liberal countries. And they might face violence by extremists groups if they do go ahead. In May , communist authorities in Cuba unexpectedly cancelled the annual conga against homophobia. Activists then organized an alternative march on the same day, Saturday 11 May. Some said plainclothes security officers stopped them and used violence on them.
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The Russian city is 5, miles and seven time zones east of the capital, Moscow, and for half the year, it is under snow or ice. Her activism has made her a target for the authorities. Yet she spent four months under house arrest and prosecutors are relentlessly trying to build a case against her. Two weeks after the constitution was changed, the government proposed a bill to ban same-sex marriage and end the legal recognition of transgender people. Many activists had expected the landmark bill, co-authored by conservative lawmaker Elena Mizulina, to pass in the fall.
Russian activists announced the first government-permitted Gay Pride march, but less than hours later, local officials said they would not let the event go ahead, even in a town with a population of only seven people. The initial announcement, made by one of the country's most famous LGBT rights activists, followed a series of bids from campaigners to hold a Pride event in Russia, this year. In response to an application for holding a Pride event in the city of Novoulyanovsk, the founder of Gay Russia, Nikolai Alekseev, said he received a letter instructing him the event could take place if he moved it outside the city.