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"We stole the election." Detention in St. Petersburg

Radio Liberty 10.08.2019 at 20:10

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In Petersburg at the rally in Moscow opposition is detained 81 people. The protest took place on the sidewalk at Gostiny Dvor in the form of single pickets do not require approval. It was attended by over 200 people. Police detained everyone: protesters, people without placards, but with t-shirts, bystanders, journalists and even minors. Among those present were noticed the people who held placards against the rallies, one of the instigators of the protesters sprayed into the gas from the container. Some activists were detained before the action, as, for example, the head of the campaign headquarters of Navalny in St. Petersburg Alexander Shurshev. The activist of the "Open Russia" Paul Chuprunova was charged with violation of article 5.12 of the administrative code (production, distribution or placing of propaganda materials with infringement of requirements of the legislation on elections). Civil activist Svetlana Utkin beat in 19 the police Department so that it was caused "fast". During the mass arrests, the police blocked traffic on Nevsky prospect.