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Detentions start at anti-corruption protest in Moscow
14:43, 26 March 2017
Detentions start at anti-corruption protest in Moscow

It is still unknown how many people were detained

14:43, 26 March 2017

Rustem Adagamov Facebook

First detentions occur in Moscow due to anti-corruption rallies taking place throughout Russia on March 26, according to Meduza, referring to Graniru Twitter page.

It is still unknown how many people were detained. This is about at least two rally participants.

Helicopter flies above Pushkinskaya Square. 

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"Scared so much that even involved helicopter."

Detentions started at "Belarusskaya" metro station. As witnesses claim, 10 people were detained there.

Russian Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs announced that police will not bear responsibility for "possible negative consequences" of mass actions on March 26, which were not agreed on with the authorities.

In many cities, including Moscow, rallies and marches were not agreed upon with authorities. Moscow City Hall warned organizers of the action on March 23 that violations of the law are unacceptable.

As it was reported earlier, several dozen people were detained during the protests against corruption in Russian city Vladivostok today.

Rustem Adagamov Facebook

Ilya Varlamov Facebook

Ilya Varlamov Facebook

It is noteworthy that anti-corruption action was planned in Russian cities on March 26, dedicated to the investigation by Alexei Navalny, the opponent of current president Putin. regarding the property of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The investigation states that the Prime Minister and the leader of United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev allegedly owns and controls real estate objects through several social funds.

Related: Several dozen people detained in Vladivostok at rally against corruption

Related: Mass rally with ducks in St. Petersburg, six people arrested

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