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Police called to investigate alleged LGBTQ propaganda at Russian ‘My Little Pony’ convention

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The Russian Supreme Court banned what the government called the LGBTQ “movement” in Russia in November, labeling it an extremist organization.

The Russian Supreme Court banned what the government called the LGBTQ “movement” in Russia in November, labeling it an extremist organization.

By The Associated Press

Police in Moscow were called to investigate alleged LGBTQ propaganda at a fan event dedicated to the cartoon series “My Little Pony,” organizers said Sunday.

The Mi Amore convention was closed by organizers early Saturday after officers arrived at the venue in the Russian capital, despite police being unable to find evidence of illegal activity.

"The police received a complaint claiming that our event promoted non-traditional relationships and related symbols, adult content for minors, and general horror and darkness,” event organizers wrote on Russian social media site VK Sunday. “Two police checks did not uphold these complaints.”

They said police initially asked them to shutter the event a few hours earlier than originally planned, but that organizers decided to close the convention earlier still after hearing unconfirmed reports of more officers heading toward the venue. Both organizers and volunteers were able to leave without incident, they said.

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