Six activists detained after the march in memory of Boris Nemtsov at the venue of his killing
Six people were detained by Moscow police on February 27 night by the “people`s memorial to Boris Nemtsov” on Bolshoy Zamoskvoretsky Bridge. The activists were on duty to prevent memorial`s defilement. They were later let free.
Four police cars arrived to the venue, then seven “Gormost” cars that took away the flowers and the portraits. According to Radio Svoboda five activists were detained on the bridge another one elsewhere an hour later.
On February 26 the march in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who had been killed two years ago on the Zamoskvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin, took place in Moscow. The participants walked from the Strastnoy boulevard to the Cakharov Avenue then on to the bridge to lay flowers. The organizers claim 15 000 participants, the police – about 5 000.