Mass arrests of demonstrators began in the center of Moscow
The police is detaining oppositionists who blocked Tverskaya Street in Moscow. According to preliminary data, about 130 people were detained.
In the center of Moscow, special forces are carrying out detentions of participants in the unauthorized rally that blocked Tverskaya Street. According to Meduza, there are about 130 people in paddy wagons; the detentions continue. Some participants are resisting.
It was earlier reported that oppositionist and organizer of the anti-corruption rally Alexey Navalny is also among the detainees.
Let us recall that the rally in Moscow was not approved by the city authorities. Moscow government offered the demonstrators to hold rallies in the Sokolniki Park, and not in the center of Moscow.
It should be added that the protests against corruption were held in other Russian cities. Thus, about 30 people were detained in Vladivostok; in St. Petersburg, special forces applied gas and smoke bombs against the protesters.
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