Police arrested 131 participants of “Agitator Saturdays” who were protesting in support of the policy of Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny. Such protests took place in several cities across Russia, OVD-Info website reports.
Most of the arrests – at least 84 – took place in Moscow. OVD-Info reports that “in 18 cities, supporters of Navalny were subjected to arrest, searches or attacks during the day.”
Among those arrested were 11 minors. According to OVD-Info, the father of one minor detained in the city of Zelenograd was accused of “failure to fulfill his obligations regarding the support and upbringing of minors.”
Earlier, the press service of the Metropolitan Police told Russia’s Interfax news agency that about 70 people were arrested in Moscow “for committing offenses related to violation of the procedure for holding public events.”