In Volgograd 23-year-old local resident attacked police officers, detained in the street by a stranger. This was reported on the website of the regional investigative Department of the Investigative Committee.
According to investigators, the incident occurred on Sunday, March 26, during lunchtime in the Central area of the city near the restaurant “Rice”. “The suspect saw the police detained previously unknown man, being dissatisfied with the legitimate action of the authorities hit one of them set foot”, — stated in the message of the police.
The suspect was arrested, he pleaded guilty. A criminal case under part 1 of article 318 of the criminal code (“violence against a representative of power”).
According to the newspaper “Bloknot Volgograd”, the incident occurred during an unauthorized rally held by supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The suspect was a student of Volgograd socio-pedagogical University.
V1.ru notes that only in Volgograd have detained more than 30 participants. At the rally on Lenin square was attended by about 250 people. Failure to coordinate the event authorities explained the spring work on the improvement of the city.
March 26 in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Volgograd, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities held protests initiated by Navalny and his supporters. The event was held under the anti-corruption slogans. In some cities the action was not coordinated with the authorities and resulted in arrests.