“Beasts and monsters!” - Adviser to Minister of Dagestan on anti-Platon system rally
Akaev said that because of the next action of truckers against the Platon system, he got stuck in an "unprecedented traffic jam."
Advisor to the Minister of Press and Information of Dagestan Ruslan Akaev criticized actions of local truckers, who protest against the Platon system, in extremely tough form. On his Facebook page he called them "beasts" and appealed to the staff of the Rosgvardia with the call to "shred these freaks truckers." Soon, the official removed his post, but users of social networks had time to make screenshots.
Akaev said that because of the next action of truckers against the Platon system, he got stuck in an "unprecedented traffic jam." According to him, one of the minibus passengers became ill. "The ambulance could not get through; screams of infants and passengers of cars," the Minister's adviser wrote.
He accused the truckers of "causing innocent citizens to suffer," while Akaev admitted that he himself was not a "fan of the Platon system." "Rosgvardiya! Shred these trucker freaks! Do not leave a stone on them! Confiscate the transport! Break their brazen faces! Protect the people! Please!" Akaev said in the emotional post.
The protests of truckers in Dagestan is the most massive among the riots against the Platon system, which is holding from March 27 all over Russia, in particular in Volgograd, Astrakhan, Baksan and North Ossetia.
On March 31, Rosgvardia took Dagestani truckers into the ring, blocking the planned motor rally, but then retreated a few kilometers, pulling the armored vehicles behind them. Deputy Minister of Transport of the Republic Yakub Khudzhaev promised "in the near future" to organize a meeting with the leadership of the Republic.
On the eve in Moscow, law enforcement officers detained the organizer of the Association of Carriers of the Dagestan Republic Rustam Mallamagomedov at the exit from a press conference on a long-distance truck strike. Later, the activist was released.
On February 22, Mallamagomedov was detained due to the fact that he himself or his car was allegedly wanted. After 13 hours on his arrest, he was released. Similar methods were used against leader of the St. Petersburg Association of Carriers of Russia Andrey Bazhutin, who was detained on March 27 on the way to an indefinite protest and was brought to court for driving without license. The fact that he was deprived of his license, the leader of truckers understood the morning before the very beginning of the action.
After scaring Dagestan with inspections, arrests, and searches, the interdepartmental commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office and ICR has identified key priorities for the regional watchdog authority. After the crackdown on the old clan-based system, the management reforms became more constructive – however, another wave of criminal cases, terminations, and arrests is expected in the republic. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what other Dagestani officials are currently at risk.