Washington has condemned the detention of participants of protest actions, held June 12 in Russia. As reported by Reuters, said the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer.
“The United States strongly condemns the detention of hundreds of peaceful protesters across Russia. The detention of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders and journalists is contrary to the basic democratic values”, — quotes Agency Spicer.
The press Secretary said that Washington will monitor the situation and encourages the government of Russia to immediately release all the detainees.
June 12, in Moscow on Tverskaya street was inconsistent with the government’s anti-corruption campaign of opposition supporters. On the same day there is a festival reconstruction “Times and epochs”, which part of the street has been blocked off and made pedestrian. The demonstrators began to come back after the appeal by Alexei Navalny.
According to the city hall, on Tverskaya street came about five thousand of opposition supporters, 150 of them were arrested.
In parallel with the events in Tver on Sakharov Avenue held a city hall-sanctioned rally, which was organized by associates of the Bulk. According to the interior Ministry, it was attended by about 1.8 thousand people. In addition, on June 12 anti-corruption events were held in dozens of cities across Russia.