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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Global 'day of action' against Russia's gay rights record

Russia's "anti-gay" laws will be in the spotlight today with human rights groups holding a global day of action before the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Sochi Winter Olympics' opening ceremony is on Friday. Credit: Reuters

Protests against the country's gay rights record will be held in London, Sochi, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, just a day before events get underway and only 48 hours ahead of the opening ceremony.

There will be a rally outside Downing Street today by group All Out, who will be calling on Olympic sponsors to speak out against homophobia in Russia.

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