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Arrests of protesters have begun at Manaezhnaya Square, Moscow

Press Release

June 6, 2012

Arrests of protesters have begun at Manaezhnaya Square in the centre Moscow. YABLOKO activists planned to begin a protest action in the Alexander Gardens by the Kremlin wall, however, it was suddenly closed an hour before the action. Therefore it was decided to protest at the Manegnaya Square nearby.

All the activists wearing T-shirts with the slogan of the action The Law On Rallies is a way to a fascist state.

Sergei Mitrokhin and 11 activists (four girls among them) were taken by police to the patrol wagons.

Walking protests have been held in connection with adoption of amendments to the Law "On Rallies," and the Administrative Code. The State Duma adopted the amendments yesterday in the second and third readings and Federation Council approved them today.

See also:

Activists protesting against the law on rallies arrested in Volgograd. Press Service of Volgograd YABLOKO, June 6, 2012.

Pickets against the law raising fines for rallies has taken place by the Federation Council. Press Release, June 6, 2012.

YABLOKO to continue protesting against adoption of the law raising penalties on rallies by the Federation Council and in Alexander Gardens by the Kremlin. Press Release, June 5, 2012.

Russian United Democratic Party leader Sergey Mitrokhin arrested as "a hooligan". EU Reporter. June 5, 2012

YABLOKO leader and 17 activists arrested by the State Duma. Press Release, June 5, 2012

Mitrokhin released without charges, other activists will stand before court. Press Release, May 22, 2012.

Sergei Mitrokhin and activists detained at the "walking protests" by the State Duma
Press Release, May 22, 2012.

Youth YABLOKO to picket the State Duma protesting against raising of fines for rallies
Press Release, May 17, 2012.

Yavlinsky called on the "walking protestors" in St. Petersburg to set political goals. Interfax. May 15, 2012

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