Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


Protesters against Repressions and Constitutional Amendments were Detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg
March 15, 2020 12:43


(Source: https://static.novayagazeta.ru/storage/content/pictures/40000/content_001_hwat.jpg)

In Moscow and St. Petersburg  protesters against repression and constitutional amendments were detained

In Moscow, near the FSB building on Lubyanka, an action was held against political repressions. About 50 people were detained, human rights activists say. In St. Petersburg, three participants of solitary pickets
  against constitutional amendments were detained.

About 50 people were detained during an action against political repressions near the FSB building on Lubyanka in Moscow, OVD-Info reports. The detainees were taken to the Tagansky, Basmanny and Meshchansky police departments, as well as to the police department in Khamovniki. "OVD-Info" wrote with reference to eyewitnesses that the detentions occurred in the line for solitary pickets, law enforcement officers worked in masks, "behaved rudely, beat the participants" of the rally. One of the detainees was not given an inhaler to cope with an asthma attack, OVD-Info says. Among the detainees were  opposition leaders Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhaev.

Human rights activist Lev Ponomarev told MBH Media that police officers "dragged him hard, hit him in the face along the way." MBH Media reports about 43 detainees and adds that the police department did not want to let in lawyers.

Kommersant wrote that activists of the Ruspression movement hoped to “cordon off” the FSB building with a line of protesters and expressed support for the defendants in the case of the Network organization banned in Russia. The rally, according to the organizers, was to repeat the first mass protest of the late USSR, when in 1989 hundreds of people came to the KGB building with candles in their hands, the newspaper writes.

In St. Petersburg, two members of solitary pickets against constitutional amendments were detained,  OVD-Info adds. An activist of the St. Petersburg Green Coalition initiative group (defending the green areas of the city) Alexander Komelkov, and the member of the Libertarian Party of Russia Ivan Ostapchuk, were brought to the police department. MBH Media specified that Igor Borodko, another picket participant, was also detained.




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Moscow St. Petersburg    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Reserve Fund of Russia Ceased to Exist Ration Cards for Privileged Categories of Russians The Right to Oblivion Stalin is Like Social Media: a PR Campaign in Memory of the Big Terror, 1937-1939 New Mesures For Mortgage Lending Support Are Being Considered









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Moscow City Day  the Volga  Russian Cinema  Ushanka  Kirov Architecture  Russian tourism  Moscow  St. Petersburg  Tymen  Shira Lake  Russian gaz  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Life Saving  Alexander Gorodnitsky  Russian business  Pskov Region  Russian scientists  Russian economy  Microsatellites  Vagner Love  Boris Grebenshchikov  Innovations  Pussy Riot  Moscow parks  International space station  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Soviet Actors  Russian art critics  Sokolniki  Vladivostok Museums  Russian International  Roskomnadzor  Kaluga Region  Russian aviation  Dmitry Bykov  Books  Ethnic Culture  Dina Rubina  Exhibitions in Moscow  Pyotr Rychkov  Kaliningrad Region  Russian science  Moscow Metro  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  invest  Birchbark Manuscripts   Terek Grozny  Kremlin  Concerts in Moscow  Treasures 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites