Two more detained for May mass riots in Moscow
MOSCOW, 26 JULY - RAPSI. The Investigative Committee has formally confirmed the detention of two more people in the case of mass riots during Moscow's March of Millions in May, the Izvestia daily reports.
Nikolay Kavkazsky and Alexei Polikhovich are suspected of taking part in the riots. Formal criminal charges will be brought against them soon. Their computers and the clothes that they supposedly wore during the protests were seized during a search of their homes.
"Efforts to identify and detain the rest of the Bolotnaya Square rioters continue. Investigators have issued the relevant instructions to the interior departments," the committee was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
Clashes with the police flared up on May 6 during an opposition march across Moscow, which had been granted official permission. Tens of protesters and police officers were injured. The police detained over 400 rally participants.
After May 6, the opposition continued its protests in the form of "people's promenades".