Report by on Events of 6 May: Moscow Protests Face Mass Arrests, Batons and Courts

posted 11 May 2012, 02:14 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 May 2012, 02:22 ]
Vera Vasilieva, 07/05/12

On 6 May 2012, on the eve of President Putin's inauguration, a mass protest march took place in Moscow along Yakimanka Street, which should have culminated with a demonstration at Bolotnaya Square. Despite the fact that the demonstration had been agreed with the city authorities the protest was suppressed mid-event. The resulting protests by opposition supporters ended up in clashes with the police and arrests. 

People were hurt on both sides including the famous Russian actress Natalya Fateeva. [Read more]