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11/25/2013 11:28 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gas Attack At Moscow Gay Club Central Station Rattles Russia's LGBT Community

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Only a week after two men opened fire outside of popular gay club Central Station in Moscow, Russia, the same club has become the subject of another attack -- this time involving a form of harmful gas.

On Nov. 23, assailants sprayed "some harmful gas" inside of the club, which contained roughly 500 patrons at the time. Employees immediately used a smoke removal machine to filter the gas from the club.

“Today is the fourth provocation against the club arranged by unknown persons," stated Andrey Leschinsky, the club's general director. "We believe that they are connected with the building owner. They are spraying the gas inside the club premises, thereby trying to express their extremist views against [the] LGBT community, which likes to visit our club."

Several attendees sought medical attention, though none reportedly went to the hospital.

(h/t Towleroad)

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