S.-PETERSBURG, 11 Feb – RIA Novosti. Police officers detained a suspect in the use of violence against a law enforcement officer during an uncoordinated rally on January 31 in St. Petersburg, the press service of the GUMVD for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region reports.
“Employees of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia at the place of residence in St. Petersburg detained a 25-year-old native of the Tver region, suspected of using violence against a law enforcement officer. active resistance to law enforcement officers and caused bodily harm, “it was reported.
A criminal case was initiated, the suspect was brought to the investigating authorities.
Uncoordinated protests took place on January 23 in different cities of Russia and continued on the 31st, as well as after the court's decision on Alexei Navalny, despite numerous warnings from the authorities, including the danger of contracting coronavirus. Both the organizers of the actions and ordinary participants accused of attacks on the security forces were detained in criminal cases. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov called the organizers of the uncoordinated actions provocateurs. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, everyone has the right to express an opinion, but “anything that goes beyond the law is not just counterproductive, but dangerous.”