Arrests, there were in the hundreds, Saturday January 23 in Moscow and Saint Petersburg (Russia) where the support of the political opponent Alexei Navalny demonstrated to obtain his release. After several hours, the police charged the demonstrators. Moscow police warned: unauthorized gatherings would be repressed. She kept her word.
“They beat your forehead with a baton “, describes a concerned, a bandage around the skull and the bloody face. Despite the risks and calls from the police to return home, tens of thousands of people gathered in Pushkin Square in central Moscow. “Opposition leader Alexeï Navalny was illegally arrested. We want his release “, explains a woman also present in the street.