Wednesday, may 1 at various cities of Russia, there were demonstrations, pickets and protests in which the police conducted numerous detentions. Most of the detainees in St. Petersburg, where the police acted harshly. According to local media, one of the participants of the meeting broke the shoulder joint, a journalist was abducted from police station by ambulance. Another significant event of may day was the performance of St. Petersburg acting Governor Alexander Beglov, who called the residents “aktivnostima” and “nasty.”
According to OVD-info, to 17.30 Moscow time in 9 cities have been detained at least 125 people, 68 of them in St. Petersburg, where on Nevsky prospect held a consistent procession of “Free St. Petersburg — free elections!”.
Спасибо, Беглов, за согласованное мирное шествие! pic.twitter.com/XcnOWAFMas
— Olya Guseva (@GusevaOlyaa) May 1, 2019
The publication “Fontanka” reports that one of the “St. Petersburg” the detainees were taken to the hospital with a fracture. Later a participant of the meeting saidthat the victim — Natalia Barinova, candidate to deputies of the St. Petersburg municipal education Sampson. During the arrest she broke the shoulder joint.
Видео задержания начальника кампании Александра Шуршева.
Он разговаривал с уполномоченным комитета Гараниной Л.А. Именно она сегодня запрещала плакаты и баннеры с упоминанием Беглова. pic.twitter.com/FwseRl7lGD
— Штаб Навального в Петербурге (@teamnavalny_spb) May 1, 2019
The publication of MBH-Media reportedthat “photographer Georgi Markov, who (…) was beaten by police, was taken from the police station in an ambulance”. Another man under arrest on the street and lost consciousness.
Earlier the acting Governor of St. Petersburg made may day appeal to the residents of the city on Palace square.
— Рустем Адагамов (@adagamov) May 1, 2019
Detentions also took place in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kursk, Veliky Novgorod, Syktyvkar and Makhachkala.
“Medusa” clarifies that the detained participants of pickets and organizers and activists of “Monstration”.
In Moscow, according to Novaya Gazeta, the participants of the procession “Against torture and discrimination”, without the authority of a separate action, joined the demonstrations of the Communists. Several thousand people under the red flags were in the convoy of the Communist party of the Kaluga Teatralnaya square, past the Kremlin. Among the slogans — “Hands off Grudinina and Zyuganov”, “Freedom to Putin from office”, as well as the classic “Lenin. Party. Komsomol” and “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”.
In Moscow “Demonstrations” that took place in the Krasnaya Presnya district, attended the human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, the activists of the Left front headed by Sergei Udaltsov, representatives of the movement “Rassrochka” and Association of carriers of Russia.
In Yekaterinburg zaderzhali man with a sign “We are not a cow, stop milking us!”. According to the information OVD-info, police felt that this appeal does not meet the theme of the event.