Anti-corruption protests in Russia: dozens of cities, hundreds of detainees

Anti-corruption protests in Russia: dozens of cities, hundreds of detainees

In dozens of Russian cities today passed the anti-corruption rallies. According to the Russian media, the protest was covered by 187 cities. The bulk of the protesters took to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg. According to reports, a large portion of the protesters are young people.

The organizer of the rallies was made by the oppositionist Alexei Navalny. Today at the entrance of his house, he was detained by law enforcement officers. Wife Navalny wrote on the official policy on Twitter after his arrest:

Hi. This Is Yulia Navalny. All the holiday. Alexei was detained at the entrance of the house. He said to tell you that plans don’t change: Tver.

— Alexey Navalny (@navalny) June 12, 2017

Live video from the rally held on the Bulk channel in Youtube.

Rallies in the Russian capital and St. Petersburg have been agreed and sanctioned by the city authorities, however, came from thousands of people. In other cities such as Yekaterinburg, Syktyvkar, declare unsanctioned acts of protest.

At rallies protesting not only against corruption but against the President. Many protesters have come to share in clothing with slogans criticizing the head of state.

In Russia detained for truth!

— Donald Trump (@DonaldTrumpRF) June 12, 2017

On 12 June, Moscow, Tver. #Demonetised #Tribemates

— мåньяк (@AnnaZagum) June 12, 2017

According to the Agency «Interfax», detained in St. Petersburg, 500 participants of the protest action. The number of Protestants detained in the centre of Moscow — more than 400 people, reports «OVD-info». The detention took place in other cities of Russia — Sochi, Norilsk, Kazan, Vladivostok, Abakan.

Navalny was detained, but instead have to come out

— Donald Trump (@DonaldTrumpRF) June 12, 2017

extremist quotes

— I Oleg (@oleg__lego) June 12, 2017

According to the interior Ministry, only on the streets in Moscow came out 4,5 thousand people, and in Saint-Petersburg — 3,5 thousand. At the same time, Fontanka reported 10 thousand protesters only on the field of Mars in St. Petersburg.

During the morning briefing, press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer said the United States strongly condemns the detention of peaceful protesters in Russia on 12 June.