Russia

Topless Activists Climb Over Fence of Russian Embassy in Stockholm, Protest Anti-Gay Bill

Arrested and then released after admitting to trespassing

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STOCKHOLM—Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country's anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals.

Police were called to the embassy in the morning to remove the activists, who are now suspected of trespassing. They were released after confessing to trespassing.

The two women, linked to the Ukrainian feminist group Femen, waved a rainbow flag at the embassy's grounds and carried a sign saying "homosexual propaganda on Russian ground."