In Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 650 participants of protest actions
In the course of uncoordinated protest actions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, police detained about 650 people. The interior Ministry claims that the capital took to the streets 4500 opposition.
As reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf, in Moscow after the uncoordinated action of the opposition were detained 150 people. According to her, they were taken to the bodies of internal Affairs for trial for violations of public order.
In St. Petersburg, according to Wolf, police detained for various violations of the 500 participants.
In turn, the publication of “OVD-info” reported that as of 18:45 GMT in the capital, was arrested 731 people who were transported in 39 police departments.
The total number of unauthorized actions in Moscow, the interior Ministry estimated at 4,500, in Saint-Petersburg — in 3,500 people.
The interior Ministry cited the low number of people participating in opposition rallies on June 12. As an example the interlocutor of Agency “Interfax” has led the Murmansk, Kurgan, Belgorod, Tyumen, Bryansk, Ulan-Ude, Rostov-on-don, Cheboksary, where anti-corruption campaigns gathered from 100 to 300 people.
Earlier it was reported that several thousand people gathered at the opposition rally in Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg, and the arrest of oppositionists took place in Tula, Kaliningrad, Sochi, Lipetsk, Vladivostok, Abakan, Nizhny Tagil.