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Arrests start at anti-corruption protests in Russia, - media
14:52, 12 June 2017
Arrests start at anti-corruption protests in Russia, - media

The rallies take place in Altai, Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Barnaul, Blagoveshchensk, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok

14:52, 12 June 2017

Artem Kosaretski Twitter

Anti-corruption protests began in Russian cities. In particular, rallies are already taking place in Altai, Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Barnaul, Blagoveshchensk, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok, the Russian media reported.

In the center of Vladivostok at an unauthorized meeting of the opposition 11 people were detained. There was a fight between the officers of OMON and demonstrators. Among the detainees - activist Maxim Shinkarenko, who stood with a folded poster on which it was written: “Dimon, get out”.

Alexey Navalny Twitter

Coordinator of the local headquarters Navalny and deputy of the municipal council Yuriy Kuchin were detained by the police even before the action. The rally in the center of Vladivostok was not authorized. The authorities gave its organizers a place on the outskirts of the city, but the activists refused to hold their rally there. Cossacks participated in the dispersal of demonstrators. They beat several activists, according to Mediazone.

Related: Wave of anti-migrant protests swept Czech republic

In Blagoveshchensk, at least four people were detained on an unauthorized  mass rally. One of them had a poster “Russia without Corruption”, reports OVD-Info.

Earlier it was reported that there were protests against new president Vucic continue in Serbia. About 20 thousand people gathered in the center of Belgrad.

Related: Near the embassy of Russian Federation protests are taking place

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