Navalny Supporters Under Siege

Navalny Bros Under Siege

BREAKING: Police in Moscow are storming an apartment where supporters of the Russian opposition’s mayoral candidate in Moscow, Alexey Navalny, are holed up. Apparently, the authorities suspect that the apartment is an “illegal campaign headquarter.” The police has no search warrant.

A few moments ago, police were hacking away at the door with a sledgehammer and a chainsaw. Oleg Kozlovsky, Board Member of the Finnish-Russian Civic Forum, is one of the people inside the apartment. Oleg is tweeting live (in Russian), and there is live video feed from the scene.

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  1. Under advice from lawyers, the owner of the apartment decided to open the door. However, the police had already managed to damage the lock to such an extent that the door would not open anymore. Now the police is sawing and hammering at the door again.

  2. Pavel Nikulin, journalist working for Russkaya Planeta, has been beaten up by representatives of Just Russia’s mayoral candidate, Nikolay Levichev, in the yard of the apartment building where the Navalny supporters were holed up.

    Police detained four people at the apartment, including Roman Pereverzev, the operator of the video feed from the scene. Mr Pereverzev tweeted that he trusted the video feed to Alexey Navalny’s lawyer, Violetta Volkova, who is still at the scene.

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