Those wondering how Russia will treat LGBT rights protesters when the Sochi Olympics begin in February might have their answer.
A gay Russian protestor was detained Saturday for waving a rainbow flag as the Olympic torch moved through his hometown north of Sochi, the Associated Press reports.
A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show the man, who the AP identified as Pavel Lebedev, running along the side of the road bearing a rainbow flag. Olympic staffers scuffle with him before hauling him to the sidewalk. He is then questioned by a Russian police official.
The Russian government imposed limits on the right to protest in Sochi, initially banning all protests from the coastal town before deciding to create protest zones.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun