31 October 2016, 14:58

Police detain protesters in Makhachkala

Today, in Makhachkala, local residents have come to two actions of protest. In Lenin Square, protesters demanded resignation of the City Mayor, and mothers of disappeared young Dagestani residents gathered in front of the Russian Theatre. The police detained some of the participants of the protest in front of the City Mayor's Office.

In Lenin Square, the people have expressed their discontent in connection with the mass poisoning of Makhachkala residents with drinking water and strikes of route taxi drivers. Officials came to the protestors out of the City Mayor's Office, and five representatives of the protesters entered the administration building together with them.

The policemen who arrived at the place of the protest action rounded the protestors up to the Lenin monument. Meanwhile, mothers of the young people from Makhachkala, Kaspiysk, and Khasavyurt, disappeared during the past six months, began to gather in front of the Russian Theatre in Makhachkala. The mothers of the disappeared people demanded from the law enforcement bodies to answer to the question about the whereabouts of their family members, the "Chernovik" (Draft) reports.

After the police rounded up the participants of the protest action in Lenin Square to the Lenin monument, most part of the protesters was dispersed. The police detained two or three persons and threatened to arrest others.

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

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