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OMON Riot Police Beats Protesters in Vladivostok

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Yesterday citizens of Vladivostok organized an action against Putin’s decision to raise customs duty for used imported cars as well as against the government’s social policy in general. The action was peaceful to say the least: participants formed a ring around the Christmas tree at the central square, danced and chanted “Happy New Year!” Suddenly, they were attacked by several OMON units. Policemen beat people randomly, dragged them into autozaks and “cleansed” the square. When the cleansing was over and everybody was either arrested or escaped, the policemen didn’t stop and captured the remaining journalists including those who worked for the state propaganda media.

This is how it was happening:

By the way, it’s been said that Vladivostok police refused to disperse the action. So they had to bring OMON all the way from Moscow, which is 9300 km far from Vladivostok.


Written by Oleg Kozlovsky

December 22, 2008 at 11:09

Posted in arrests

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  1. Oleg, you can make subtitles on english. Youtube allow it.


    December 22, 2008 at 11:37

  2. Andrey, this video seems to have this option turned off. At least I didn’t find the button.

    Oleg Kozlovsky

    December 22, 2008 at 11:59

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