In St. Petersburg, on Nevsky Prospect, the Day of Silence campaign is held about silencing LGBT issues. Activist Daniil Maksimenko told OVD-Info about 11 arrests.
At first, the participants alternately stood at Gostiny Dvor in single pickets. The last was Daniel Maksimenko. He was detained.
Then the activists went in the direction of the Savior on the Blood with their mouths sealed, without symbols, Maksimenko said. Then the police began to detain other activists.
“The police are going to detain everyone who walked with their mouths sealed. I heard what commands they gave, ”said Maximenko.
“Here provocateur Timur Bulatov, who nazvanivaet somewhere. Apparently, leaves KSP. He tells the police what to do, ”says the activist.
List of detainees:
- Elena Grigorieva
- Vyacheslav Yagudkin
- Stepan Gatanov
- Daria Chernova
- Daniil Maximenko
- Elizaveta Astashova
- Sofia Kuzmina
- Alexander Brovkin
- Julia Sadigova
10, 11, 12, 13 minors.
20:07 Detainees being taken to the police station number 28.
21:40 Activists are being held in a police bus near the department, reports Elena Grigorieva. According to her, employees refuse to call an ambulance to Vyacheslav Yagudkin, who became ill.
23:42 Vyacheslav Yagudkina was taken away by the ambulance, reported Daniel Maksimenko. He added that for a long time – until about eleven in the evening – the detainees refused to be taken to the toilet. According to him, four people were brought into the department.
The “help group for detainees” reported that there are two minors (added to the list). That is, the total of detainees – 12.
Lawyer Mark Alekseev came to the detainees.
00:17 Lawyer is not allowed to the detainees, said Elena Grigorieva.
01:04 Olga Smirnova from Solidarity of St. Petersburg reported that there were four minors (the list was updated). All released with their parents. Smirnova is located near the police department. Activists told her that they were not given copies of the protocols.
01:27 Lawyer Mark Alekseev is still not allowed to detainees, reports Olga Smirnova.
4:58 Stepan Gatanov was left for the night in the department, writes “Aid to detainees group”. According to the police, they drew up a report on the repeated violation of the rules of the rally (part 8 of article 20.2 of the Administrative Code). The rest were released with reports on participation in the action (part 5 of article 20.2 of the Administrative Code).
Surname Stapana Gatanov fixed.