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Date: 3 months ago   Category: Politics

Uncoordinated actions in Russia have ended with detentions and clashes with the police


The central theme has declared pension reform. In an uncoordinated action in Moscow, according to official figures, two thousand people of Detention of participants of the action against raising the retirement age have taken part in St. Petersburg. Photo: Anton Vaganov/Reuters In Russia there has taken place a series of actions of supporters of Alexei Navalny against raising the retirement age. Generally meetings were uncoordinated. It wasn't without detentions and clashes with the police. According to the portal of "Department of Internal Affairs Info", all over the country more than 800 people have been detained. In spite of the fact that the central theme of an uncoordinated action of supporters of Navalny has declared pension reform, to this problem holding a meeting in Moscow as a result have allowed not much time. Two thousand people — are that official data on number, and this time was it seems that the figure is near from reality — have gathered near a monument to Pushkin. Помитинговав a couple of hours, Navalny's supporters — in the majority youth — have decided to walk and have moved towards Strastnoy Boulevard. The police didn't disturb: the movement of a column was blocked only on a red signal of the traffic light, on green the protester allowed to go. Thus the police has divided crowd. Group on several dozens of people, without having coordination with each other, have gone on different streets: someone across Petrovka, someone — across Bolshaya Dmitrovka and so on. As a result one managed to reach even the Kremlin, and others near the Teatralnaya station with bludgeons and legs were beaten by police officers. So rigidly law enforcement officers reacted to resistance to detention or even attempts to attack with fists police officers. Though in network there is video on which a bludgeon the young man who was simply sitting on a bench also is hit on a back. As a result authorities of the capital have reported on several detainees. In St. Petersburg, according to official figures, about hundred people have been detained. Some mass media reported that several times it is more of them. On one of protesters in Moscow have opened criminal case about use of violence to the authority. Judging by the video uploaded in network in the Northern Capital bludgeons were used more often than in Moscow. The correspondent of Fontanka Ksenia Klochkova tells: "At some point the crowd was protected by police officers, OMON and Rosgvardiya, and now there are detentions. Quite rigidly the police treats participants of the action, including detain also minors. Several times smoke grenades flew to police". Specifics against Navalny's supporters have applied also in Novosibirsk. Detentions also took place Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Krasnodar, Tver. According to "Department of Internal Affairs Info", in these cities on several dozens of detainees, in the others — units or a little more than ten. The results of protest actions at the request of Business FM were summed up by the leading expert of the Center of the political analysis Mikhail Zakharov:mikhail Zakharov the leading expert of the Center of the political analysis "Actions were rather not numerous, but nobody especially expected that they will be numerous, for that simple reason that the last several month

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