Number of detained during protest rally in Moscow exceeded 1000 people

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According to website OVD-Info, the number of people detained at the anti-corruption protest rally in Moscow that was held on March 26th exceeded 1000 people. Earlier the police told about 500 people detained.

OVD-Info notes that at least in 22 police stations the detainees were interrogated by officers of the Investigative Committee of Russia. Some interrogations were connected with a trauma received by a police officer on Tverskaya Street. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal investigation on that case under Article 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Most of the detainees were charged in accordance with Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing), and then released. The article imposes a fine of up to 20,000 rubles (approx. $350 – RRT).

Source: RBC