MOSCOW, December 15 (Itar-Tass) —— During a non-approved rally in Moscow’s Lubyanskaya Square the police detained blogger Alexei Navalny, Leader of the Left Front Sergei Udaltsov and Ilya Yashin and anchorwoman Ksenia Sobchak, press service of the Moscow police said on Saturday.
“They are detained for direct incitement to organisation of a non-approved rally,” press service of the Moscow police said on Saturday.
“Though the police warned repeatedly the rally is not approved, about 500 people came to the square, and at least half of those are reporters and bloggers,” the source said.
The police are ready to stop the non-approved rally. “As the people refuse to leave, and the square cannot fit that many people, which threatens their security, the police will soon undertake measures to stop the non-approved event,” the Moscow police said.