Russia: Prosecutions and detentions of demonstrators amid anti-election protests

Comrades chased by police during St. Petersburg anti-elections demo

Correspondents of avtonom will spread photos and videos of events on March 5th in Moscow, as well as in St. Petersburg.

According to recent reports, during protest action in Pushkin Square in Moscow about 25 anarchists were arrested. Three more young men were detained in the beginning of the rally because they had their faces covered.

Also, on the same day in Moscow two members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, who were held detained from the weekend due to a band’s performance (see video below), appeared before the prosecutor; their lawyer said that his clients will remain in custody until April 24th.

In St. Petersburg, one of the slogans was ‘OUR SOLUTION: SELF-GOVERNANCE!’ There, five people were reportedly arrested. In particular, when Molotov cocktails were thrown at one point, the pigs attacked the crowd and caught the first people who were closer.

Pussy Riot intervention in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 21st, 2012, when Putin was described as ‘the head of the KGB’ in their lyrics

Solidarity with comrades in Russia!
Freedom for all caught in the State’s clutches!