DISINFO: Navalny’s team failed to summon to a mass protest
The representatives of the so called head quarters of Alexei Navalny have declared that the protest action in Moscow is finished. The statement was made in the context of an obvious fiasco. It proved impossible to summon to a mass protest.
Pro-Kremlin media are attempting to downplay the country-wide protests in Russia.
The Russian civil rights’ NGO OVD-info has documented over 1,000 detained in Moscow during the manifestation 31 January. Around 4,000 people have been detained country-wide. This number equals the numbers detained during the manifestations 23 January.
The EU has condemned mass detentions and police brutality during the protests in Russia.
Police authorities in most major cities limited the access to city centres, making it virtually impossible to reach meeting points. Despite heavy police presence, several thousands gathered to express support to Alexei Navalny, currently under custody in Moscow.
The EU has condemned the detention of Alexei Navalny and called for his immediate release.