One of the arrested is Kris van der Veen @ikbenKRIS Councillor Green Links | Project Assistant Refuge | President Foundation LGBT. He was in Russia making a documentry about how the ‘gay propaganda law is affecting ordinary Russians.
In the narritive accompying the fund raiser he explains that he is also interested about how the law affects vistors in Russia. He just tweeted that althouth the day in court was bazzaire he dosn’t think they have a case against him.
I believe Arnout Brouwers was also arrested. This is his latest tweet:
Please sign the petition:
No Pussies No Games: Boycott / Demonstrate at The Russian Winter Olympics.
Всем скучающим по России гестапо омон фсинкгб-рф http://youtu.be/vJOlvwoB08c
All bored by Russia SWAT/Gestapo FSIN’s KGB-RF/ posted on the facebook Boycott wall.
Do people understand this is what awaits LGBT people in Russia? It is not exactly clear why the Russian police are beating these people but to think this couldn’t be you could cost you’re life.
*Warning video contain extreme police brutality and vviolence.
This answers our question, will visitors be safe at the Olympics? It also puts the world on notice that even should Putin put a moratorium on enforcing the gay propaganda law for the duration of the Olympics he would enforce it with a vengeance afterwards. We need to let Putin know the world will not stand for this! Please sign our petition No Pussies No Games: Boycott / Demonstrate at The Russian Winter Olympics