Petersburg police detained four activists: Krasimir Vransky, Yaroslav Kostrov, Alexei Nikonov and Konstantin Khrschanovich. About it informs Under.
According to the publication, they put on skates and took crutches in protest against poor-quality cleaning of the city from snow.
The law enforcement officers who arrived detained the activists, saying that they saw in their appearance “signs of Article 202 of the Code of Administrative Offenses” (on unsanctioned rallies).
Speaking to The Insider, Krasimir Vransky said: “There are four of us. The guys were looking for those responsible for cleaning in the city, specifically Ponidelko, who is the chairman of the Committee for the Improvement of St. Petersburg. A couple of people were on crutches, someone with bandages, on skates, because, unfortunately, this is the traditional uniform of a resident of St. Petersburg this winter. And for some reason, the police saw that we were holding some kind of action. We were taken to the 76th police department. I contacted the Apology of Protest, a lawyer is already on his way to us.”
Previously, Smolny agreed that there are problems with snow removal in St. Petersburg. housing block acknowledgedthat there is a large shortage of labor in its part, Vice-Governor Anatoly Poveliy announced chronic diseases industry. Governor Alexander Beglov also said, that “it is impossible to take snow out of St. Petersburg in one click.”