More than 1,000 people were detained at the protest actions “Required answers”, which is June 12, were held across Russia. The most massive was the uncoordinated action in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where the organizers refused to accept the authorities site.
In the end, the protesters came to Tverskaya street and field of Mars, where both were celebrations for the Day of Russia.
The transfer of shares
In Moscow, the action was to be held on Prospekt Akademika Sakharova, but organizers refused the traditional opposition marches last site on the evening of 11 June. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on supporters to take to the Tverskaya street. The decision to migrate, he explained that the organizers were unable to achieve the installation of stage and sound-amplifying equipment on Sakharov.
In the center of the capital on Monday afternoon held a reenactment “Times and epochs”. Moscow authorities have warned opposition from a trip to Tver, threatening to stop violations of the law. Thus on the morning of 12 June, the head of Department of regional security and combating corruption Moscow Vladimir Chernikov said that the government will not prevent those who wish to join the festivities, if the protesters will not shout slogans and hold up signs.
Alexei Navalny was detained even before the action in his own driveway. The police announced that the policy will make administrative reports under part 8 of article 20.2 (repeated violation of the rules of organization of meetings) and 19.3 (disobedience to the lawful order of a police officer). According to the lawyer Bulk Vadim Kobzev, he faces up to 30 days of administrative arrest. Police have detained the Director of the Fund of struggle against corruption Roman Rubanova.
Another associate of Navalny Leonid Volkov, who led the video of what is happening, also have problems. First Studio FBK, where was the stream, no electricity. After wolves moved into a backup Studio, unknown cut the Internet cable.
Despite postponing the event, people came on and agreed with authorities area on Sakharov Avenue. There are going to a little more than 1,500 people, most of whom were opponents of capital programs for the renovation (demolition of buildings). One of the organizers of the column against the demolition of Julia Galiamina the day before said that the Navalny supporters have not agreed with her decision to relocate, and promised to meet all comers Sakharov, where, according to the photos of the witnesses, after all, the scene was set and the necessary equipment.
“I think that’s the way to cancel the action — is irresponsible on their part. To encourage people to go to Tverskaya street have no moral right,” wrote Galiamina in his “Facebook”. However, the activist eventually came to Tverskaya street, where police arrested her and her husband.
Galiamina said that the policeman punched her in the face, and the police beat her husband, breaking his glasses. The activist were later released. She said that may have received a concussion.
The decision on the transfer of shares and criticized Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of Open Russia, the activists who supported the action.
© RIA Novosti, Ilya Pitalev | go to photobackgrounds and police during a protest against corruption on Tverskaya street in Moscow. 12 June 2017
Detention in Tver
According to the authorities, just in protests on Tverskaya square was attended by about five thousand people. 15:00 GMT the police began to detain protesters harshly in the first place, those who shouted slogans. In the van were, including minors. Some of the men tried to resist detention.
Those who are still led away by the police, applauded. The audience shouted slogans “Putin is a thief”, “Russia will be free” and “Demand response” and also sang the Russian national anthem and danced. According to “OVD-info”, only the police have arrested more than 700 people.
The part in front of the entrance to the festival reconstructions crowd formed. Riot police eventually separated the crowd formed into sectors, and then began detention. According to correspondent Bi-bi-si, men tried to hide in nearby stores, but the police came in them. As a result, some owners decided to close their outlets.
During the protest the paddy was a politician Ilya Yashin, the head coordinator, “Open Russia” Maria Baronova, the leader of movement Alexander Soloviev, photographer George kid, one of the founders of the art group “War” and publisher of “media zones” Pyotr Verzilov, essayist Alexei Tsvetkov, the journalist Denis Styazhkin, actor Alexander PAL and others.
In Regardie reported that the crackdown has suffered one of the Department employees, which the protester sprayed in the face with pepper spray. The Ministry added that the man who did this arrested.
Two more detainees, according to “OVD-info”, suspect in attack on police
Edition of “the Media” told me that one of the officers was hit with a truncheon in the face of 12-year-old child and broke his lip.
The reaction of the authorities
During the day the officials almost did not comment on what is happening in the center of Moscow. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a morning ceremony, and then gave a speech at a reception in honor of Russia Day. “The power of the state ensures political stability, unity of purpose and consolidation of society”, — Putin said to the assembled governors, deputies and representatives from various departments.
Later, Putin met with students, who on this day received the Russian passports, they had a tour and was shown my office.
The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin in an interview with “Rain” refused to comment on held a protest. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in his Twitter, congratulated citizens on the Day of Russia. Russian state TV ignored the action in the air was reported only about the official festivities organized by the authorities.
The head of Department of regional security of Moscow Vladimir Chernikov, who promised that peacefully strolling the opposition to hold will not, later told Interfax that during the celebrations in the center of “a certain number of citizens who came out in the beginning of Tverskaya street, unfortunately, spoiled the mood.”