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Sat May 4, 2019, 11:49 PM

More than 100 arrested in May 1 demonstrations around Russia

More than 100 arrested in May 1 demonstrations around Russia as government supporters hold celebrations nearby

More than 100 different demonstrations swept through Russia’s streets on May 1, and more than 120 participants were arrested in nine cities. More than 60 of those arrests took place in St. Petersburg when police officers stopped opposition activists carrying a banner that read “Petersburg against United Russia” from walking down the city’s central Nevsky Prospekt. Meduza correspondent Pavel Merzlikin summarizes the events of the day.

Police began arresting St. Petersburg activists before May 1 parades began
Arrests began early in the morning. Around 7:30, police arrested “Bessrochny Protest” (“Endless Protest”) member Roman Samoilov in his dormitory room. Shortly afterward, three activists from the “Vesna” (“Spring”) opposition movement and six feminist activists met the same fate. They were on their way to the city’s central May 1 event when they were arrested near the feminist center “Rebra Yevy,” or “Eve’s Ribs.”

The demonstration itself only began around 11:00. It included three columns: one for trade unions and the ruling United Russia party, one for Communist Party representatives, and one for democratic movements like Yabloko, Open Russia, pro-Navalny groups, and others. The first column was led by acting Petersburg city governor Alexander Beglov. The third was itself separated into several sections, each with its own slogans. Yabloko supporters shouted, “Free elections for a free Petersburg!” while supporters of Open Russia, pro-Navalny movements, and other non-party groups carried a large banner that read, “Petersburg against United Russia.”

Libertarians, LGBTQ activists, anarchists, and representatives of other less formalized movements were also in attendance for a total of about 100,000 demonstrators.


SOURCE-https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/05/01/more-than-100-arrested-in-may-1-demonstrations-around-russia-as-government-supporters-hold-celebrations-nearby

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Sat May 4, 2019, 11:53 PM

1. Trouble in the "workers paradise"

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Mon May 6, 2019, 11:21 AM

2. indeed

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Mon May 6, 2019, 11:22 AM

3. lackey crickets today

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Mon May 6, 2019, 12:01 PM

4. This should make our resident "Puti-Boi" very happy.

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