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


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    

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