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Anti-corruption protest in Moscow: 121 people detained
16:14, 12 June 2017
Anti-corruption protest in Moscow: 121 people detained

137 people were detained in Saint Petersburg

16:14, 12 June 2017

OVD Info

Russian police detained 121 participants of anti-corruption rally in Moscow, according to OVD-Info on Twitter.

OVD Info

OVD Info

OVD Info

"About 121 people are currently detained in Moscow. 137 people in Saint Petersburg," the message reads.

RBC also confirmed that over 130 participants were also apprehended in Saint Petersburg. 

Later the video showing law enforcement officers beating protesters with batons was made public.

As it is known, actions against corruption take place in dozens of Russian cities on Russia Day today, June 12. Similar protests took place on March 26, over thousand people and opposition leader Navalny were detained back then.

Moscow police made clear that any "provocative actions" by protesters would be suppressed immediately.

As it was reported earlier, anti-corruption protests began in Russian cities. In particular, rallies are already taking place in Altai, Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Barnaul, Blagoveshchensk, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.

Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Russian oppositioner Alexei Navalny, informed on Twitter that her husband was detained by security forces at the entrance of his house.

Related: Arrests start at anti-corruption protests in Russia, - media

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