: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Saint Petersburg police break up opposition rally, detain dozens

SAINT PETERSBURG: Police in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday broke up a sanctioned May Day opposition rally and detained more than 60 people after protesters chanted slogans critical of President Vladimir Putin, a monitor said.Supporters of top opposition leader Alexei Navalny were among some 2,000 anti-Kremlin protesters.Several thousand members of the ruling party, Communists and other activists also turned out in the centre of Russia’s second city.Kremlin-friendly marchers were allowed to rally freely, but police used force to break up the opposition column shortly before it could set off.More than 60 people were detained in the former imperial capital, including local …read more

Source: theSun

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