Numerous rallies for free elections are held in Russian large cities. Law enforcers began to detain people, who just went for a walk after an agreed rally on Sakharov Avenue in the Russian capital, Meduza reported.
Many streets in the center of Moscow are blocked by the police.
In addition, in St. Petersburg, police detained about 40 participants in free elections rallies.
“Ребят, ему 13 лет. Не надо задерживать!” pic.twitter.com/xvUJAz1bKt— bbcrussian (@bbcrussian) August 10, 2019
Novaya Gazeta reported that their reported Lilit Sargsyan was detained at the rally. In addition, the journalists of Kommersant, North-West Outpost, Aktivatika outlets were detained.
As reported earlier, over Saturday, August 3, security officials detained 828 people in Moscow. They protested against the refusal to register opposition candidates for elections to the Moscow City Duma.
Earlier Ukraine's foreign ministry has condemned the massive detention of protesters during the rally that took place in Moscow on July 27.