More than 250 people detained in Moscow (+ video)

posted 2 Jan 2015, 15:45 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Jan 2015, 12:14 ]
31 December 2014 

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Demonstrations in support of the convicted Navalny brothers were held in St Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Tomsk, Voronezh, and outside the Russian consulates in New York and Prague. In Moscow more than 250 people were detained. 
By some estimates, there were about 5,000 participants in the ‘people’s gathering’ in Moscow. According to the police, there were 1,500. 

Correspondents of the BBC reported that the pavements on Tver Street from the State Duma to Kamergersky pereulok were completely full of people – it was difficult even to make one’s way through this crowd. 

At 1:30 am on the night of 31 December 2014 OVD-Info recorded 255 instances of people being detained in the centre of Moscow, and they maintained a running total of the numbers (see the lists here). 

Radio Svoboda reported that about 2,000 people indignant at the verdicts handed down in the case of the Navalny brothers took part in a ‘people’s gathering’ at the crossroads of Nevsky Prospect and Malaya Sadovaya Street in St Petersburg on 30 December.