Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Moscow Police Detain 30 People at Pickets against US Adoptions Ban
20.12.2012 10:43
Moscow Police Detain 30 People at Pickets against US Adoptions Ban
http://expert.ru/2012/12/19/zapret-vyizval-nedovolstvo/

On Wednesday, thirty people were detained near the State Duma as they took part in a picket against legislation that can put an end to the adoption of Russian children by US citizens.

      Various sources say between 30 and 70 people were part of the protest. The precise number was difficult to establish as they hold a so-called ‘single person picket’, which does not require a license from the city authorities. Participants were standing a large distance apart holding banners with slogans such as “Set the children free”, “The interests of homeless children are more important than the ones of rich criminals”, “Give children a chance to live”.

      The police claimed that some of the picketers stood too close together turning the stand-alone action into a unsanctioned rally. About thirty people were detained, but dozens more, not holding any banners, remain outside the building, despite requests from the police that they disperse.

      Those detained will be charged with violation of picket rules – an administrative offence carrying a fine of 30,000 roubles (slightly under $1000).

      A controversial bill that would ban US citizens from adopting Russian children passed in a second reading in the Russia's Lower House on Wednesday.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian law protest actions Magnitsky Act Russian children  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Architecture Monuments  pedestrian bridges  Ministry of Education   Kostroma  Leonid Yarmolnik  Elections 2012  Russian science  Christmas  Bolotnaya Square  Rostov  Alexander Melamid  Russian scientists  Easter  Russian Booker  The Republic Of Kalmykia  Suvorov Military School  Treasures  Russian tourism  Krylya Sovetov  Armory Chamber  Legal Services in Russia  Moscow  Roman Empire  Russian ballet dancers  N. P. Akimov International Theater Festival  Theatre Festivals  Institute of Russian Realist Art   Year of Literature  Cars  Russian theatres  Russian designers  Moscow news  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  St. Petersburg  Pyotr Kapitsa  Vakhtangov Theatre  Samara  Russian economy  Exhibitions in Moscow  Youth Olympic Winter Games 2012  Russian business  Nikolo-Ugreshsky monastery  Russian universities  Contemporary Arts  animation  Events in Moscow  Far East  Geoglyphs  Russian events  Russian Cinema 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites