The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia reported that 132 participants were detained during the protest against the amendments to the Russian Constitution. People expressed dissatisfaction with the results of the voting. As Vladimir Putin broke his promises given to the Russian people not to change the Constitution for himself and “pushed” amendments into the Constitution in one set with the help of the illegitimate “All-Russian voting.”

Video of Radio Svoboda

In particular, in Moscow, the Russians protested in Pushkin Square. Signatures were collected there to cancel the voting results. Later, people went to Tsvitny Boulevard, when the police began to detain them. People were brutally pushed into police vans. Protesters complained of being beaten by Special Police Forces. Police also detained journalists, despite their professional IDs. In particular, the editor-in-chief of “Rabkor” magazine Borys Kagarlytsky was detained. And this is not surprising: the police shouted: “Catch anyone!”

In turn, more than 300 people took part in the action in St. Petersburg.

It should be recalled that mass protests against Putin took place in Russian cities. Thousands of people on the streets of Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur and several other Russian cities protested for several days against the Russian leader. They shouted: “Putin to be resigned,” “Freedom!”  and “Tsar away.”

Natalia Tolub

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