Russian police briefly detain several gay activists in St. Petersburg

August 2, 2015 1:20 PM

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Russian police briefly detain several gay activists in St. Petersburg

Police officers detain a gay rights activist standing with a rainbow flag during a protest at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Several gay rights activists stood protesting against gay rights violation at Palace square where paratroopers celebrated Paratroopers' Day. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) (The Associated Press)

An anti-gay takes away a poster from a gay rights activist who is taking part in a protesting picket at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Several gay rights activists stood protesting against gay rights violation at Palace square where paratroopers celebrate...

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