moscow - Russian riot police arrested protesters in Moscow in the middle of Monday. According to witnesses, agents showed dozens of people. That happened when about a thousand protesters wanted to pull towards the Kremlin.
The police made it clear to the present protesters that speakers had to spread. The authorities had already announced that they would act because the demonstration had been moved to another location without permission.
The municipality of Moscow had designated the Sakharov Prospect outside the center ring as a place for the demonstration. Opposition leader Aleksej Navalni wanted to divert to the Tverskaja: an important roadmap in the Russian capital. That street is Monday's traffic storm due to the Independence Day being celebrated.
The police arrested Navalni before the demonstration, reported his wife on Twitter. The politician would be arrested shortly before the protest against corruption outside his home.