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Moscow Empty but the People Does Not Stay Silent - Statement by Memorial on Events in Moscow on the Eve of the Inauguration of the New President

posted 11 May 2012, 01:05 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 May 2012, 01:18 ]
10 May 2012

The transfer of power within the “tandem” was marked by unprecedented carnage and mass arrests in the center of Moscow. On May 6, 2012, tens of thousands attended a protest against the usurpation of power through false “elections”. It proved wrong those who thought that the protests had fizzled out and had predicted that people would not take to the streets. How did a peaceful demonstration, approved by the Moscow authorities, turn into carnage, resulting in dozens of people (demonstrators and police officers alike) being injured, and hundreds detained? [Read more]