Massive anti-corruption protests in Russia, hundreds of protesters detained


Massive rallies against corruption were held on March 26th all across Russia. The reason was the investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation on the business of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

More than 130 people, including the organizer of the rally Alexey Navalny, were detained in Moscow during an uncoordinated protest against corruption. The police uses batons, and continues to detain protesters. According to the information of the main department of the Moscow police, the uncoordinated rally against corruption was attended by about 7-8 thousand people.

Later, the media reported about more than 500 detainees.

In St. Petersburg about 10,000 people participated in the protest.

The police used smoke grenades against the protesters in Krasnodar, about ten people were detained.

Marches and rallies also took place in other cities, many of them were quite numerous: Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Yoshkar-Ola, Irkutsk, Barnaul and many other cities of Russia.