Participant in Moscow authorized rally arrested for obscenities
The 'Bolotnaya case' defendant chanted during the performance that the authorities get cocky.
'Bolotnaya case' defendant Alexey Polikhovich is arrested for 13 days for the phrase “They get cocky!” to the authorities; he chanted that statement during a speech from the stage at an authorized rally on August 10. The Meshchansky District Court rendered the decision.
“I want us to shout to all the 'nomers,' the Moscow election commission, riot police, cops, judges, and bureaucrats. You get cocky. They get cocky,” Polikhovich shouted at the rally.
The court recognized the activist’s actions as petty hooliganism (part 1 of Article 20.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).
In October 2015, Polikhovich left the colony on parole. In February 2014, he was convicted of participating in a riot and violence against a police officer at a May 2012 rally in Bolotnaya Square.statement