More than a dozen people has arrested by Moscow police on Saturday in charge of protesting against Vladimir Putin who has won the earlier Russian’s presidential election by margin.
The crowd of more than 20,000 protesters came in opposition on a central Moscow avenue Saturday while the victory of Vladimir Putin’s presidential election announced.
The crowd’s relatively small size compared to recent protests suggested the opposition movement has lost some momentum.
The crowd of protestors was so forceful and in anger that it stopped by human chain of riot police in a pedestrian underpass and then again outside a metro station when around a dozen of them were roughly arrested and dragged away.
Amongst protestors whose plan to march to the central Pushkin Square ended before reaching at their destination, radical leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov arrested by Police.
Someone behind urging people to turn out for more rallies in Moscow leading up to Putin’s inauguration as president in May was of Udaltsov.
While police arrested him, his last urged words were, “We wanted to discuss our plan of action there but we were blocked and we were then roughly arrested by the police.”
Opposition leader Garry Kasparov said, “This was not an election,” Kasparov, a former world champion chess player, told the crowd. “This was a special operation run by a thug who wanted to return to the Kremlin.”