Day of protests against Russia's 'anti-gay' laws

Human rights groups are holding a day of protests across the globe in a bid to highlight Russia's "anti-gay" laws. The Winter Olympics' opening ceremony gets under way on Friday.

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Gay rights campaigners protest ahead of Sochi games

Gay rights campaigners have staged protests around the world against Russia's new anti-gay propaganda laws with less than forty eight hours to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

In Sochi itself, gay people who live there claim they are forced to live secret lives to avoid persecution, as ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott reports:

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