Leftist activists, Georgian politician named organizers of May 6 riots
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MOSCOW, March 29 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. The investigator who filed a request with the Basmanny District Court to prolong the arrest of Leonid Razvozzhayev has named him, Konstantin Lebedev, Sergei Udaltsov and Givi Targamadze as the organizers of the mass riots that took place during a rally on May 6, 2012, RAPSI reported from the court on Friday.
"Targamadze, Razvozzhayev, Udaltsov and Lebedev - together with unidentified individuals - organized mass riots on Bolotnaya Square on May 6," he said.
An authorized rally on Yakimanka Street and Bolotnaya Square ended in clashes between the police and protesters. Dozens of indivdiuals were injured and over 400 protesters were detained. The Investigative Committee launched a case over the mass riots.
The case was inititated after the "Anatomy of Protest 2" documentary film was shown on the NTV broadcasting network. The film claimed that the opposition was organizing a coup using funds from abroad and showed Left Front movement coordinator Udaltsov and his companions allegedly talking with Targamadze, who at the time headed Georgia's Parliamentary Defense and Security Committee, and is said to have been involved in planning the "color" revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as the mass riots in Belarus.