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Crosswalk in front of Russian embassy in Stockholm painted like a rainbow flag

Crosswalk in front of Russian embassy in Stockholm painted like a rainbow flag

An anonymous painter changed the zebra colors colors of the crosswalk, in front of the Russian Embassy in Stockholm, to a rainbow.

Actor George Takei, known for his performances in the Star Trek franchise, posted the photo of the rainbow walk on his Facebook page.

‘Protests against Russia’s anti-gay laws gaining in momentum and creativity. This is now the crosswalk outside the Russian embassy in Stockholm,’ the actor wrote.

Last week’s Stockholm Pride was the first to explicitly invite LGBT Russians to Sweden, giving them a safe haven from the anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws signed by President Vladimir Putin in June.

At the launch party for pride in Stockholm (1 August), there were several speeches made  and the big screens showed subtitles in Swedish, English and Russian.