Protests in Moscow: Number of detainees exceeds 300 people

Source : 112 Ukraine

Security officials detained a man with the Russian flag on his neck
19:19, 3 August 2019
Protest in Moscow, July 2019
The number of detainees during protests in Moscow exceeded 300 people. It is reported by OVD-Info.

"311 people were detained in Moscow during the We will regain the right to vote campaign" the report said.

According to Mediazona, security officials break into the crowd and detain people. "They detained a man with the flag of Russia on his neck, when another participants chanted "Shame!"

Among the detainees there is an unregistered candidate for the Moscow City Duma, Lyubov Sobol, as well as journalists. A video of how security forces beat the cyclist with batons appeared on the web.

Earlier, Ukraine's foreign ministry condemned the massive detention of protesters during the rally that took place in Moscow on July 27. The press office of the Ukrainian authority made the respective statement.

The Ministry claimed that the Russian government cannot provide the integrity of democratic expression of will, fearing political competitiveness. 

"Barbaric beating of its own citizens, multiple arrests and detentions, the use of artificial and discriminative pre-election filters supposed to let only the favorable candidates run during the election shows Russian government's failure to provide the integrity of democratic expression of will; it shows its fear of the real political competitiveness", reads the statement.

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