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Navalny detained at protest action in Moscow
17:42, 5 May 2018

Navalny detained at protest action in Moscow

The number of detained participants of “He is not our Tsar” action throughout Russia increased to two hundred people

17:42, 5 May 2018

Evgeny Feldman

In Moscow, during “He is not our Tsar” protest action was detained oppositionist Alexei Navalny and at least 10 other participants of the event, Medziazona reports with reference to its correspondent who is at the site of the event.

"Detentions continue, security officials clean out the square," the report says.

It is noted that the detentions are held simultaneously with the brawls between the supporters of Navalny and the сossacks, who arrived at Pushkin Square and started beating people with whips.

In addition, every now and then comes information about the arrests of participants in the action in other cities of Russia.

According to "OVD-Info", at the protest actions "He is not our Tsar" by 14:00 May 5 at least 206 people were detained. So, in Yakutsk, 74 people were detained, in Krasnoyarsk - 43, in Chelyabinsk - 39, in Novokuznetsk - 26. Also there are detainees in Barnaul, Penza, Kemerovo, Samara and Tomsk.

It was noted that the planned protests were held in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the evening.

Besides, there is information that people in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Magadan and Irkutsk showed up at such protests, but it remains unknown whether they were agreed with the authorities.

The start of the “He is not our Tsar” protest was planned to be held in Moscow at 9:00 today. Protests started in several Siberian cities, including Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Ulan-Ude in the morning.

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