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Protests against amendments to Russian Constitution take place in Moscow

Source : 112 Ukraine

147 people were detained
09:23, 16 July 2020

Mass protests against amendments to the Russian Constitution take place in Moscow
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Police apprehended more than 130 people during protests against the constitutional amendments that took place in Moscow. It was reported by TASS with reference to Moscow's department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"132 people have been taken to the territorial police departments for consideration. The issue of bringing them to justice, established by law, is being resolved," the department said.

Related: Moscow, go away: Why thouthands in Russia's Far East gathered in protest

The rally was unauthorized - the Moscow authorities did not allow organizers to hold it. A relevant decree was issued by Moscow's mayor on March 5. However, a group of activists still held the event, starting on Strastnoy Boulevard with the subsequent blocking of the roadway next to the building №8 on Petrovsky Boulevard.

As OVD-Info later reported, 147 people were detained. Almost all of them were taken to police stations.

As we reported earlier, the European Union criticized a vote on amendments to the constitution of the Russian Federation that could allow Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.

Related: Protests against detention of governor of Khabarovsk Region in Russia

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