Alleged Moscow May riot participants appeal arrest
MOSCOW, August 2 - RAPSI. Nikolai Kavkazsky and Alexei Polikhovich, alleged participants of the mass riots on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow on May 6, have appealed their arrest, Basmanny District Court Press Secretary Yekaterina Korotova told the Russian Legal Information Agency on Thursday.
Mass opposition rallies began in Moscow on the eve of President-elect Vladimir Putin’s taking office. 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." Investigators searched the homes of the rally organizers and participants in June, including those of Navalny, Udaltsov, Ilya Yashin and Boris Nemtsov.