A group of about 150 protestors gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Helsinki Sunday for a demonstration against new legislation in Russia banning the distribution of gay propaganda to children.
Sunday’s protest action took the form of a "kiss-in", in which same-sex couples exchanged kisses. The stunt was part of a global event that took place in more than 50 cities.
The protesters say they are not opposing Russia, rather the controversial new law, which many perceive as being anti-homosexual.
On Friday night protesters transformed the zebra crossing in front of the Embassy into a rainbow crossing by painting it in the colours of the rainbow, a common symbol for the global gay movement.