Photos: Police forcibly disperse peaceful march for civil liberties in central Moscow, arresting hundreds
A march in support of Meduza correspondent Ivan Golunov and against the fabrication of criminal cases in Russia took place in central Moscow on June 12. Protesters walked from Chistye Prudy in the northeast part of the city’s downtown to the city’s police headquarters on Petrovka Street to the west. The march did not receive approval from municipal authorities in advance. Riot police violently arrested more than 400 people, using clubs and water jets to disperse the crowd.
Update: At the close of June 12, OVD-Info reported that more than 500 people in total were arrested during that day’s protest in Moscow.