In Moscow have detained the protesters against the isolation of RunetPhoto: Alexey Navalny/Twitter

Law enforcement officers detained 15 activists

10.03.19 17500

Sunday, March 10, in Moscow, was detained rally participants, protesting against the isolation of the Russian segment of the Internet. It is reported by OVD-info.

Law enforcement officials arrested 15 people who came to the agreed meeting in the capital of Russia. According to the activists, the police detained before the start of the protests. Protesters detained during preparations for the rally when they were handing out balloons to people.

All detainees were taken to the police Department Krasnoselsky district.

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“At the moment we know of about 15 of the detainees. Three of them are minors, they are separated from the rest of the activists,” – said in the message.

In addition, detention of activists and reiterated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Twitter, who wrote that police announced balloons “unmanned aerial vehicle”, took them and loaded into the police bus.

As previously reported by the Focus:

  • In December 2018, the bill on the Autonomous operation of the Runet was submitted to the state Duma of the Russian Federation.
  • In February 2019, the state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill about the isolation of the Russian segment of the Internet.
  • Also to the Russian budget relevant spending on the isolation of Runet.