The number of detainees during anti-corruption protests, held on the eve, March 26, detained 1030 people, reports “OVD-info”. The newspaper made the list of detainees.
At least 22 police stations, said, “OVD-info”, detainees were interrogated by the employees of the RCDS. Some interrogations were associated with an injury received by a police officer on Tverskaya street, in connection with which the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under article 317 of the criminal code.
Most have been released from departments issued according to article 20.2 of the administrative code (violation of established order of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing). It provides for a fine up to 20 thousand.
GU MVD of Russia in Moscow earlier said about 500 of the detainees and information not updated. However, the head of Department of regional security and combating corruption Moscow Vladimir Chernikov comments in the “RIA Novosti” said that law enforcement officers have detained more than 600 protesters.
The action was not coordinated with Moscow authorities. The founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny has filed an application to hold a rally on Tverskaya ulitsa, but city authorities the application was rejected and not offered an alternative. Bulk in this regard, said he believes in accordance with the decision of the constitutional court the meeting agreed. Later, however, the authorities proposed to hold a rally in the “Hyde Park” Sokolniki or on the street Pererva in Marino. Navalny reiterated its intention to hold a rally in the city centre, noting that the city authorities have already violated the law, “without offering the platform on time.” However, he suggested that came to Tver to take a walk down the street, coming from any metro station.
Authorities officially warned that the action is not consistent and urged Muscovites not to go out on her. Immediately after the start of the meeting at 14:00 the day before, March 26, in the center of Moscow began the detention. One of the first police officers detained the Bulk of the later detention took on a mass character.
According to the officials, the streets of Moscow there were about 8 thousand people. Press Secretary of the Bulk Kira Armys estimated the number of protesters in the 25 to 30 thousand people in Moscow and at least 150 thousand in the whole country. According to the estimates of eyewitnesses, in the centre of Moscow the action was attended not less than 15 thousand people.