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Russia: Police detain May Day protesters in St. Petersburg01:22

Russia: Police detain May Day protesters in St. Petersburg

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg
May 1, 2019 at 14:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police detained at least 50 protesters during St. Petersburg's May Day march on Wednesday as thousands of activists poured the streets to celebrate International Workers' Day.

According to Vyacheslav Stepchenko, the head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the city of St Petersburg, the protesters were detained for "violating the order of mass events."

Around 42,000 people took onto the streets, including members from United Russia,Yabloko and the Communist parties, as well as representatives of trade unions, the officials said.

International Workers' Day, or May Day, is marked around the world on May 1 with strikes, protests, commemorations and celebrations.

See Ruptly’s full coverage: https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190501-051

Russia: Police detain May Day protesters in St. Petersburg01:22
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Police detained at least 50 protesters during St. Petersburg's May Day march on Wednesday as thousands of activists poured the streets to celebrate International Workers' Day.

According to Vyacheslav Stepchenko, the head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the city of St Petersburg, the protesters were detained for "violating the order of mass events."

Around 42,000 people took onto the streets, including members from United Russia,Yabloko and the Communist parties, as well as representatives of trade unions, the officials said.

International Workers' Day, or May Day, is marked around the world on May 1 with strikes, protests, commemorations and celebrations.

See Ruptly’s full coverage: https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190501-051