Gay concentration camps in Chechnya: Hundreds protest outside of Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv

About 600 people demonstrated across from the Russian Embassy building in Tel Aviv protesting the Kremlin’s inaction towards the imprisonment of dozens from the country’s LGBTQ community. The protestors blocked the street and chanted: “never again.”
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More than 600 people demonstrated today (Friday) outside of the Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv protesting the concentration camps for homosexual men in Chechnya. The protestors called for the Russian government to intervene in the issue within Chechnya and to stop the atrocities against members of the country’s LGBTQ community.

The protestors began the demonstration by marching down Tel Aviv’s HaYarkon Street towards the embassy building. They carried signs, blocked the street and chanted: “never again.” The Israel Police dispersed the protestors later on.

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Hundreds protest in front of Russian Embassy Photo Credit: The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force Spokesperson/Channel 2 News

Last month on JOL, the first images were published of the concentration camp’s alleged location, where members of the Chechen LGBTQ community are sent. According to several reports, more than 100 homosexual men are being held in the concentration camp, where they are beaten, electrocuted and some have even been executed.



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