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In the course of the rally against corruption in Vladivostok, detained more than 20 people. Participants were put into paddy wagons and taken to the police station
As reports the edition of OVD-info in Vladivostok, where, according to the organizers, about 1 thousand people gathered for a rally against corruption on the Forecourt, police arrested more than 20 people. Eyewitnesses claim that people were sent to the police from the very beginning of the action. The occasion was including the posters that were holding protesters.
The detainees were sent to the police Department of the Frunze district of the city.
The publication reports on arrests in other cities. So, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur to the police Department brought six people in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — five people.
In Khabarovsk, the promoter was arrested a few minutes after it started. The police explained that the meeting was not agreed.
All meetings of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny agreed in 24 cities. In Moscow rally on Tverskaya has not been coordinated with the city, which offered the activists to gather in Marino or in Sokolniki.
Participation in an unauthorized action threatens or the penalty to 20 thousand rubles, or by compulsory works for a term of up to one hundred hours or administrative arrest up to 15 days. For officials the penalty is higher — from 15 thousand to 30 thousand rubles.
The reason for the anti-corruption actions was the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) concerning the estate of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, which said that the Prime Minister has “huge tracts of land in the elite areas and disposes of yachts and apartments in old mansions, as well as the agro-complexes and wineries in Russia and abroad”. The organizers intend to require the reaction of the authorities in published materials.