Today Thursday, hundreds of people gathered in Moscow to protest Russia’s controversial constitutional reforms that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power till 2036, with police to contain protests ongoing on state rigged election.
OVD-Info now reporting that 142 people were detained during Moscow protest against constitutional amendments #Russia
Hundreds of protesters have rallied in both Moscow and St. Petersburg to oppose the reforms to Russia’s constitution voted upon in the recent nationwide plebiscite.
Russian police detained 130 people who had gather in Moscow to protest recently approved constitutional changes that could allow President Vladimir Putin to serve two more terms until 2036.
More than 130 people, including journalists, were detained today in Moscow during peaceful protest against the recent amendments to the Russian constitution
OVD-Info, an independent political watchdog, said at least 103 protesters were detained on July 15.
Some of those detained were dragged on the asphalt, and one of them was pulled by the hair in a police van, according to a Current Time correspondent.
A female minor was among the detainees, along with her mother.
Hundreds of people had gathered on Pushkin Square protesters on a rainy evening in the Russian capital, chanting “Putin resign” and “Putin’s a thief.”
They turned out officially to sign a petition against the raft of constitutional changes that were passed in a national, nonbinding plebiscite conducted between June 25 and July 1.