Bomb threat disrupts opening of St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival


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ST. PETERBURG, RussiaQueer Russia is reporting that a bomb threat has delayed the opening of the St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival:

The grand festival opening scheduled for the evening of November, 21 is disrupted. A call of a bomb threat in the “Warshavsky Express” cinema is delaying the opening ceremony and screening of the first film of the festival.

With all guests being evaquated, police began checking up the building. About 200 guests arrived at the opening. Aggressive opponents of LGBT also gathered near the cinema, but police is holding them back.

After checking, the building is still going to host the first screening, Rosbalt reports.

Witnesses report police found no bomb, and the festival resumed after 1.5 hours of delay.

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