Tuesday 1 June 2010
June 01, 2010
Putin's Assurances To The Contrary, Protesters Are Beaten And Detained
When Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin voiced rare support for public protests two days ahead of planned May 31 demonstrations, there was hope that they would be met by an equally rare peaceful response by the authorities. But today, one activist remains hospitalized after police detained nearly 200 protesters during violent crackdowns on rallies across the country.