MOSCOW – Russian police on Sunday, according to human rights organisation OVD-Info, nearly 850 people arrested who were demonstrating against the plans of the government, the pension age increase. In St. Petersburg, most of the demonstrators in the street met, 354 persons. The city of Ekaterinburg reported 129 arrests. From long not all cities have data entered.
In Moscow, where a new mayor was elected, there was “several” arrests. Opposition leader Alexei Navalni, who a prison sentence of a month because of the organisation of the banned demonstration, had his supporters called to protest against the pension reform. An estimated 2000 people, a remarkable number of young people responded and gathered on the Pushkin square in the centre.
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