Famed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell resister and gay activist Lt. Dan Choi was arrested at a pride parade in Moscow while the U.S. slept Friday night, along with 30 other people, The Boston Globe reports. In an unusual move, Choi and other arrested people were allowed to keep their cell phones with them while imprisoned. Choi used the opportunity to live-tweet his arrest, and explain what happened.
According to Choi’s Twitter feed, he has been released, and is waiting at the jail until those arrested with him are freed as well.
Video of the arrest has surfaced. Choi, wearing a white shirt, was walking quietly, Chicago activist Andy Thayer, blonde, is seen with him. Suddenly, Russian police swarm them. Watch video of Choi’s arrest below (h/t AmericaBlog) embedded via YouTube.
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