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Rainbow flag hoisted on British Embassy in Minsk (photo)

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Maria Kalesnikava, Euroradio

A rainbow flag was today hoisted on the building of the British Embassy in Minsk next to the UK and EU flags. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia.

The British Embassy also hoisted a rainbow flag last year. Back then, Minister of Internal Affairs Ihar Shunevich emotionally commented: “This is the propaganda of a lifestyle that is unacceptable for us,” he said on Belarus 1 state TV channel.

The MIA also publicly criticized homosexual relations earlier. The statements resulted in a heated discussion on social media and led to performance acts.

The UK Embassy staff have teamed up with the US and Swedish diplomats, representatives of the UN and WHO offices in Minsk and recorded a video in support of people with homosexuality.