Protesters pouring Russian vodka onto street outside Russian consulate in New York
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NY gay rights activists target Russian vodka over Putin laws

Gay rights activists in New York have dumped vodka onto the street as part of a growing global protest over new laws in Russia that target homosexuals.

A growing number of gay bar owners across the United States have also vowed to stop serving Russian vodka.

Protesters are angry about a controversial law signed by President Vladimir Putin banning the promotion of "non-traditional values" to children, the refusal to allow gay pride events and harassment of gay activists.

Susana Mendonca reports.

  • 01 Aug 2013
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