The police at the site of the blocking the Kuban farmers and truckers march, August 23, 2016. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the "Caucasian Knot"

25 August 2016, 17:53

Activists report on law enforcers' promise to release all farmers

An official of the Prosecutor's Office of the Aksai District of the Rostov Region has promised to release all the detained farmers until the end of the day, report activists. According to them, the police actually disrupted the "tractor march."

In the Rostov Region, the court has considered the case against 12 participants of the tractor run held by Kuban farmers. Three of the detainees were sentenced to 10 days of administrative arrest, and the others were obliged to pay fines.

According to Alexei Volchenko, one of the organizers of the "tractor march", this afternoon, law enforcers released one of the protesters, arrested in the Rostov Region for 10 days.

Meanwhile, Roman Bogdanov, Acting Prosecutor of the Aksai District, has promised to release today the rest of the arrested activists, the RIA "Novosti" reports.

Alexei Volchenko insists that "the police were afraid that the farmers will turn to Voronezh."

"Meanwhile, the deputy chief of the police for the Rostov Region fuelled all the tractors at his own expense to ensure our leaving home," said Alexei Volchenko as quoted by the "RBC".

In turn, Roman Andropov, the chairman of the Volgograd Branch of the Russian association of carriers, has claimed being in the Rostov Region "to support the participants of the tractor march."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tatyana Filimonova; Source: CK correspondent

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