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Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev punched in face during arrest at Moscow pride rally (with photo)

Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev has posted a photo on Facebook of an antigay protester punching him in the face as police arrest him during a gay-pride rally in Moscow.

Posted 11 a.m. EDT by Alekseev to his Facebook page:

My dear friends, I am released from police, I am feeling OK! Thank you all for your great support!!! It is really more important for me than all the injuries, arrests and insults. I love you! THANK YOU! I am now safe and in the safe location!!!!!!!!! We did it! Thanks to all you came out without fear despite the bans! 8th Moscow Pride took place! We did it! As promised! As ever!

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