Almost 1,400 people detained at Moscow protests

According to some estimates 1,388 people were detained at the rallies for free elections in Moscow on July 27th, the Russian media “UVD-Info” reports (information as of 05:00 July 28th).

Earlier, the Russian Interior Ministry reported about 1,074 detainees.

The action was organized as a meeting of unregistered candidates for the Moscow City Hall with voters near the Moscow Mayor’s Office and was not coordinated with the authorities.

Most of these candidates were detained before the action even started and did not come to the City Hall building.