Police in the Russian capital Moscow arrested some 30 protesters for taking part in an anti-government rally on 31 May 2009. Among those arrested were Eduard Limonov, leader of the banned National Bolshevik Party, Sergey Aksenov, coordinator of the Russian Union of Prisoners, and Oleg Kozlovsky, Coordinator of the Oborona youth movement in Moscow.
Around 200 people took part in the demonstration to protest against the policies of the government of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The protesters demanded Putin’s resignation as unemployment and prices are rising. A group of demonstrators shouted “Freedom for political prisoners” before being arrested. Several opposition groups took part in the demonstration.