Pro-gay activists hold placards calling for Sochi Winter Olympic sponsors to speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws during a protest in Melbourne on Wednesday
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Sochi 2014: Gay rights protests target Russia's games

Gay rights activists across the world are holding a day of protests against the Russian government, just two days before the Winter Olympics begin in the southern resort of Sochi.

The protests seek to persuade sponsors of the event to speak out over Russia's controversial laws on homosexuality.

The gay rights protests are expected in 19 cities around the globe.

Daniel Sandford reports from Sochi.

  • 05 Feb 2014
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