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Mass protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Photos of the police crackdown

Meduza
17:36, 12 june 2017

Police detained more than 1,000 demonstrators at protests in Russia’s two biggest cities on Monday, June 12. On Tverskaya Street in Moscow and at Marsovo Polye Park in St. Petersburg, officers say they grabbed anyone who seemed to have come to participate in an unsanctioned political demonstration against corruption. Because Monday was also Russia Day, a national holiday celebrating the country’s state sovereignty, police had to detain many of the activists at outdoor public events literally as Russia's national anthem played over loudspeakers.

Moscow

Evgeny Feldman
Evgeny Feldman
Evgeny Feldman
Evgeny Feldman
Evgeny Feldman
Evgeny Feldman
Alexander Utkin for Meduza
Alexander Utkin for Meduza
Evgeny Feldman
Evgeny Feldman
Alexander Utkin for Meduza
Alexander Utkin for Meduza
Evgeny Feldman
Evgeny Feldman

St. Petersburg

David Frenkel
David Frenkel
Vadim Frolov
David Frenkel
David Frenkel
Vadim Frolov
David Frenkel
Vadim Frolov
Vadim Frolov
David Frenkel
Vadim Frolov
David Frenkel