Dozens of gay rights activists on Wednesday protested new Russian anti-gay laws by dumping Russian vodka outside the Russian Consulate in New York City.

The laws, signed in recent weeks by Russian President Vladimir Putin, prohibit gay and lesbian couples from adopting Russian-born children and the public promotion of gay rights where minors might be present, effectively banning Gay Pride marches and similar demonstrations.

The protest was organized by RUSA LGBT, a U.S.-based gay rights group for Russians, and Queer Nation, a gay rights group based in New York.

“We're here today at the Russian Consulate in New York City to let the Putin government and Russian businesses, in particular the makers of Russian vodkas, know that we are not going to stand silently while they attack us and our community and scapegoat us,” Ann Northrop, spokeswoman for Queen Nation NYC, told the AP. “We're furious at the Putin government and the legislature in Russia for passing these new laws that make it a criminal offense to be out about being gay in Russia.”

Activist chanted “We're here, we're queer, we're drinking only beer” and held signs that read “No Stoli! No Sochi!” as the vodka was poured into the streets.

Similar protests are planned for other cities, including outside the Russian Embassy in Washington and the Russian Consulate in San Francisco.