UK Gay Rights Activist Arrested In Russia
On Thursday, CNN reported that UK-based gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was briefly detained by police in Moscow on the opening day of the month-long World Cup soccer tournament in Russia.
Video of Tatchell's protest on Thursday showed him holding a sign which read: "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people." He was then approached by several police officers and taken to a police station, before later being released.
The British embassy in Moscow said it had spoken to local authorities and that it was pleased Tatchell had been released..