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Moscow police detains activists coming to picket of memory of Paris terror attack victims

Moscow police arrested two activists who came to express support for the French people. Despite the fact that no other political demands or slogans were put forward.

Moscow police detains activists coming to picket of memory of Paris terror attack victims

Two activists Vladimir Ionov and Mark Galperin were detained by the Moscow police for a peaceful rally. The men came out on the Manezh Square in solidarity with the French people, who support close people of the victims of the Paris editorial office shooting.

The activists had nothing except the posters "Je suis Charlie" held by people around the world. No political demands, nor criticism of the Kremlin leadership, no words of solidarity with Ukraine. However, the protesters were detained and sent to the Yakimanka police department. Moreover, the police even mentioned that the activists were holding "Je suis Charlie" posters.

Given that Russia is suspected for being involved in the execution of journalists, and a number of representatives of the Russian Federation spoke negatively about the tragedy, the arrest of activists in Moscow looks more ambiguous, even if it was a stupid police zeal.

It is unlikely that Paris will approve this act of the Moscow police and France will begin to compassionate and assist the Russians.