In St. Petersburg, about 150 people tried to hold an unsanctioned rally
St. PETERSBURG, April 29 — RIA Novosti. About 150 people tried to hold an unsanctioned rally in St. Petersburg, said on Saturday the press service of the regional interior Ministry.
Previously RIA Novosti reported that the police, after repeated requests to the audience to stop participating in an unauthorized event at the metro station “Gorkovskaya” have begun detention.
“Today, near the metro station “Gorkovskaya” in the Petrograd district of St. Petersburg by a group of citizens, about 150 people were attempting to hold an unsanctioned rally. The participants of the event, the police on the loudspeaker warned of the inconsistency of this action, some citizens went of”, — stated in the message Department.
“However, about 100 people attempted to break public order, despite repeated legal demands of police officers. These illegal actions were stopped by the police”, — stated in the message.
Created by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the movement “Open Russia” earlier announced the holding of a number of Russian cities actions on April 29. Police had warned the organizers of uncoordinated action on the responsibility and possible consequences, and also said it will take all necessary measures to ensure the rule of law. According to the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, calls for illegal acts, of course, will lead to a completely legitimate reaction of the authorities.