TV star Paul O’Grady is to lead Russia Protest In London tonight.
Tonight’s protest will be at Downing Street from 6PM
Travel Stikes Threatens Success Of Protest
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The protest has been organised by the international LGBT pressure group, All Out, and the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
In London protesters are expected to gather near downing street from 6:00PM. the events have been created by mass petitioning site AllOut.org. Organisers are asking attendees to wear red.
‘Our protest is urging the British and Russian governments, and the International Olympic Committee, to uphold Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, which prohibits discrimination. We are also calling on Olympic corporate sponsors – such as Coca Cola, McDonalds and Visa – to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay law and homophobic violence. So far, they have failed to do so,’
noted protest co-organiser and speaker, Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
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