Posted 22 апреля 2021,, 08:54

Published 22 апреля 2021,, 08:54

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

1,770 people detained at rallies in support of Navalny

1,770 people detained at rallies in support of Navalny

22 апреля 2021, 08:54
During the rallies in support of opposition leader Alexey Navalny on April 21, a total of 1,770 people were detained. Most of the arrests took place in St. Petersburg - 805 people.

It is reported by OVD-Info. They also clarified that at 7:53 am Moscow time, it was known about the arrests in 96 cities of the country. In Ufa, 119 participants were detained, in Kazan - 66, in Barnaul - 53, in Voronezh - 53, in Kemerovo - 36. In Moscow, 25 participants in uncoordinated actions were detained.

In addition, it is known about detentions in other cities. For example, in Kostroma, the leader of local supporters of Navalny, Alexander Zykov, was one of the first to be detained. At least a dozen people were detained in Ulan-Ude. In Rostov-on-Don, the arrests began in the first hour of the uncoordinated action. The exact number of those detained has not been disclosed; local media report several.

The day before, it was reported that several thousand people took part in actions in support of Navalny in Moscow. Among the detained are politician Vladimir Ryzhkov , FBK lawyer (recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation) Lyubov Sobol, and Alexey Navalny's press secretary Kira Yarmysh. In St. Petersburg, during the arrest, the police used stun guns.