Russian news agencies report that at least 10 gay-rights activists protesting against the antihomosexual stance of Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov have been arrested.
One of those in custody is the head of a gay-rights association, Nikolai Alekseyev
The activists had handcuffed themselves to a railing, and shouted slogans protesting the mayor's views. The protest was not authorized by the police.
Luzhkov has repeatedly banned gay-rights marches in the Russian capital, and described homosexual acts as "satanic."compiled from agency reports