Peskov said that the police “did not violate the law” during the protests, including during the arrests.
At least two people were detained during a protest against raising the retirement age in Petersburg.
Initially, the protesters had planned to gather at Lenin square, but the city government, the venue of the action is not agreed upon “due to security threats”. Despite this, several hundred people still came to the rally. Soon the campaign turned into a procession.
The protesters later joined defrauded, which the authorities sanctioned the action only 250 people in the Park near the Finland station.
Police also detained 10 participants of termless protest against pension reform in Moscow, according to OVD-info, citing activists. According to the newspaper, an hour later, nine detainees were released from the Department without charge.
Yesterday, September 9, in 80 Russian cities held protests against raising the retirement age, organized by supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
In 59 cities, including in Moscow, the authorities refused to recognize their conduct is lawful. According to the human rights project OVD-info, in the course of actions the police detained more than thousand persons, from them in Moscow – 43 protesters. The largest number of detainees – more than 450 people – human rights activists have counted in St. Petersburg.
In some cities, the detention was held in a rigid form: Regarde beat protesters with rubber truncheons and used smoke bombs. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the police “did not violate the law” during the protests, including during the arrests.
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