Russian police detain over 100 people at May Day protests – rights monitor

Police officers detain opposition protesters during a May Day rally in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Igor Russak

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian riot police and national guardsmen detained more than 100 people during May Day protests on Wednesday, sometimes using extreme force to take into custody anti-government activists, Reuters witnesses and a rights monitoring group said. OVD-Info, the monitoring group, said 124 people had been detained across Russia, and that most of the […]

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