MOSCOW: More than 200 people including opposition leader Alexei Navalny were detained Wednesday as police sought to break up a peaceful Moscow rally against the alleged impunity of law enforcement agencies. AFP correspondents witnessed dozens of arrests which took place on Russia Day, a public holiday. As police dragged protesters into vans the crowd yelled: “Shame, on Russia Day, this is our country’s day! Have you forgotten the constitution?”Some of the arrested wore T-shirts in support of Ivan Golunov, an investigative journalist who was last week arrested on trumped-up drugs charges. One detained activist brandished a placard saying, “I am Ivan Golunov” in the window of a police van.
Source: Pakistan Today June 12, 2019 12:00 UTC