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Multiple St. Petersburg government agencies simultaneously publish complaints that ‘provocateurs’ ruined the mood at May Day demonstrations

Source: Fontanka

Several administrative committees within St. Petersburg’s municipal government simultaneously posted identical messages that blamed “provocateurs” for “disturbing the good mood for Petersburg residents” on May 1.

Fontanka reported that the messages appeared on social media pages run by the Committee for Youth Policy and the Committee for Interethnic Relations as well as district administration accounts. None of the agencies in question were involved in planning yesterday’s May Day demonstrations, Fontanka noted. The text also appeared on the official website of the administration of St. Petersburg.

OVD-Info reported that a total of 69 opposition supporters were arrested yesterday in St. Petersburg alone as they attempted to participate in the city’s annual May Day demonstrations.