EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russian Police Detain 24 Opposition Activists Chanting Against Putin

Posted by Info on 04/10/2011

Riot police broke up the protest outside a subway station minutes after the activists formed a chain and started chanting slogans against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. 24 people were detained.

The protesters also tried to unfurl banners criticizing upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

Putin is expected to reclaim the presidency, raising the possibility he could prolong his increasingly authoritarian rule through 2024.

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