Rainbow zebra protest at Russian embassy

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Rainbow zebra protest at Russian embassy
The zebra crossing outside the Russian embassy

Gay rights activists have re-painted a zebra crossing outside Russia's embassy in Oslo in bright rainbow colours in protest against new anti-gay laws introduced in June.


“Stockholm effect: Gay colours have spread to the Russian Embassy in Oslo during the night,” tweeted Norwegian journalist Anders Giæver, referring to a similar protest in Sweden earlier this month
President Vladimir Putin in June signed a law banning the promotion of “non-traditional relationships” toward minors, a tightening of the law that has led some to call of the boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. 
The first rainbow zebra crossing appears to have been painted to celebrate gay pride in West Hollywood in 2012, since when the idea was mimicked in Sydney and Tel Aviv, before morphing into a light-hearted protest in Stockholm. 


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