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Police break up Moscow gay march

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Riot police have broken up a march by gay rights activists in Moscow, ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest which is being held in the city.

Several dozen campaigners had gathered near a university and chanted slogans including 'Homophobia is a disgrace of this country' and 'We are demanding equal rights', before they were dragged away by riot police.

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