World Cup 2018: Smuggling the Satisfaction flag into Russia

The activists stand by police Image copyright Hidden Flag

Six LGBT activists have found some way to fly the Pride flag in Russia – by way of dressed in soccer shirts within the rainbow colors.

the rustic has had a law banning the spreading of “homosexual propaganda” among below-18s on the grounds that 2013.

The Pride flag is an emblem celebrating lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender communities, however exhibiting it in Russia can get you arrested.

the gang got together and wore their nations’ football tops round Moscow.

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The activists are Marta Márquez from Spain, Eric Houter from the Netherlands, Eloi Pierozan Junior from Brazil, Guillermo León from Mexico, Vanesa Paola Ferrario from Colombia and Mateo Fernández Gómez from Argentina.

They visited iconic puts just like the Crimson Sq. and the Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow, and in addition travelled at the underground and stood subsequent to cops.

Marta instructed Newsbeat: “Once We landed in Russia our first steps felt very scary, but little by way of little we realised that nobody knew what we were doing, so i began to relax, despite the fact that I stayed alert.

“Over our five day consult with there was no feel of actual risk, nobody threatened us.

“most people have been very type to us, especially the vacationers who saw us as equals. On The Other Hand, in the event that they had known what we had been doing it more than likely may had been other.”

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The mission, aptly known as the ‘Hidden Flag’, aimed to make the most of the reality Russia has been internet hosting the arena Cup on the related time as many Pleasure parades happened around the international.

because the footage circulated, many of us, together with different LGBT teams, liked it.

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in russia, the act of displaying the LGBT flag in public can get you arrested. so those 6 activists from latin the united states resorted to creativity: wearing uniforms from their countries’ soccer groups, they became themselves into the flag and walked round moscow with pride. 🏳️‍🌈

— gabi (@harleivy) July EIGHT, 2018


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6 activists have found an artistic approach to convey the 🏳️‍🌈 to Russia in the course of the #WorldCup to support LGBTI other people and activists. Take a glance at the @FELGTB #hiddenflag marketing campaign right here ➡️ #supportallcolours

— LGBTI Intergroup (@LGBTIintergroup) July NINE, 2018


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