Rally on Manezhnaya Square: son of State Duma ex-deputy Shingarkin detained
April 2, during an unauthorized rally in central Moscow, policemen detained the 17-year-old son of a former State Duma deputy.
17-year-old schoolboy Roman Shingarkin, who is the son of ex-State Duma deputy from the LDPR faction Maxim Shingarkin, was detained near the Manezhnaya Square, Moscow. The teenager took part in a rally in the center of the capital. The corresponding information was posted on Twitter account of correspondent of the BBC Russian Service Sarah Reinsford.
According to the media, only at the Manezhnaya Square the police detained seven participants of the action. All of them were escorted to a paddy wagon parked nearby.
It should also be noted that the Moscow Interior Ministry confirmed the information about the detention of 29 people, who tried to arrange an action near Triumfalnaya Square.
We add that Roman Shingarkin also took part in an uncoordinated anti-corruption rally on March 26 in the center of the capital. The young man told the media that he then climbed a lamp post on Pushkin Square to observe what was happening around him. According to him, he could not see anything below because of a large number of people.
Shingarkin Jr. sat for some time on the pole, but police officers persuaded him to come down and immediately detained. Then, his father Maxim Shingarkin took away him from the police station.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).