Oleg Kozlovsky’s English Weblog

Politics, Democracy and Human Rights in Russia

March Attacked

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Saturday was marked by new protests in Moscow and in other cities. Oborona together with other movements organized a march in the center of Moscow. It was banned by the administration but the police failed to stop it. But some 20 mobsters attacked the participants, both men and women. The protesters offered resistance but several participants of the rally were wounded seriously. The police refused to investigate the incident.

The witnesses and victims of the attack speak out (English subtitles):

Written by Oleg Kozlovsky

February 3, 2009 at 18:07

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  1. […] Kozlovsky posts a video report from victims and witnesses of the violence that took place during the opposition rally on Jan. 31 […]

  2. […] The dance between OMON and dissenters went according to the usual script.  The only additions were the unknown assailants who attacked a group of marchers in Moscow. Each side appeared to get what it wanted.  OMON (i.e. the state) showed its ability to keep […]

  3. Trust me, Putin is planning to crack more skulls.

    Good luck decent Russians in ever turning the rot around.


    February 9, 2009 at 01:35

  4. You guys are the only hope for an socially broken-apart country.
    Go, Oborona/Kmara! Make it happen again.


    February 11, 2009 at 14:12

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