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On 13th May, 2017 in order to draw the attention to the persecution and serious human rights violations against LGBT people in Chechnya (Russian Federation), the National LGBT rights organization LGL organized a protest next to the Russian Embassy in Vilnius, the Lithuanian Gay League reported in a press release.
LGBT community protest in the front the Russian Embassy
LGBT community protest in the front the Russian Embassy
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

To demonstrate solidarity with homosexual persons who were terrorized by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, the 30 meters long rainbow flag was rolled out. We hope that this move will encourage people responsible for shaping Lithuanian foreign policy to not be indifferent regarding the human rights violations perpetrated to the East of our country borders.

The spectacular rainbow flag arrived together with the Rainbow Bus filled with colors, music and human rights activists whose travels through the streets Vilnius bring joy both to the residents and guests of the city.

After the protest next to the Embassy of the Russian Federation, the Rainbow Bus traveled to the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, where the 30 meters long rainbow flag was rolled out once again. This way, the travelers of the Rainbow Bus expressed their concern regarding the initiatives in the Parliament aiming to restrict the fundamental rights of LGBT people. The Rainbow Bus tour ended at the Gediminas Hill where the 30 meters long rainbow flag was rolled out once more in order to demonstrate the residents and guests of the city that Vilnius is an open and tolerant European city.

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