Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
Turkish Minister reproaches NATO for not fulfilling obligations on its south-eastern flankWorld February 18, 7:12
Moody's upgrades outlook on Russia’s sovereign rating to stable from negativeBusiness & Economy February 18, 2:37
MOSCOW, May 31 (Itar-Tass) — Number of political opposition activists detained on Moscow's downtown Triumfalnaya Square during an action in support of Article 31 of the Constitution has exceeded a hundred people, a spokesman for the press service of the Moscow City Interior Department said.
"A group of opposition-minded citizens tried to impede the entry to and exit from the Mayakovskaya metro station and members of nationalistic groupings joined the unauthorized action," he said. "The total number of the detainees is about 120."
“About 150 people took part in the unauthorized action, which unfolded in the presence of about 200 reporters and bloggers who had come to the site to cover the event,” a source of Moscow City’s Interior Department told Itar-Tass.
Opposition spokespeople said two notable individual were detained on Triumfalnaya Square. One of them is the famous Soviet-era nonconformist and dissent, Eduard Limonov, and the other is Konstantin Kosyakin, an activist of the Levy Front /Left-Wing Front/ movement.
The opposition also claimed that one of the detainees was a fourteen-year-old boy.
The 31st day of every month has become a traditional date, on which the off-parliament opposition factions try to hold an action on Triumfalnaya Square in support of Article 31 of the Constitution.
Moscow City authorities do not issue authorizations for any actions on the heavily busy square and propose to relocate to other sites – something that the oppositionists never agree to.
The opposition’s attempts to reaffirm its intransigence in broad public view typically end up with arrests and Eduard Limonov, a Soviet-era dissident and ·migr· usually finds himself among the detainees.
Article 31 of Russia’s Constitution says: “Citizens of the Russian Federation shall have the right to gather peacefully, without weapons, and to hold meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches and pickets.”