The ex-Soviet state reacts with a long lecture for Britain after its embassy flew the rainbow flag to support LGBT people. The embassy marked the day on 17 May, posting a video on their Instagram account showing the flag flying between the Union Flag and the flag of the European Union at the building's entrance. Belarus is an ex-Soviet state ruled since by President Alexander Lukashenko, who has previously said that it is "better to be a dictator than gay". In its lengthy statement, the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs said the rainbow flag was a "symbol of people with non-traditional sexual orientation", adding: "The initiative of a foreign state to create problems where they do not exist cannot be called good.
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Pressure Mounts On Belarusian LGBT Community
In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. Gay activists across Belarus emerged from the shadows and tried to register their rights organizations, but their efforts to go legal have been met by a wave of repressions. MINSK, Belarus — Police in Belarus are going after gays, raiding their clubs and locking up clubbers overnight, and summoning gay activists for questioning. One activist accuses police of beating him during questioning, while others say they were interrogated about their sex lives.
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