11th of April there was a meeting in Slavyanskiy square of Moscow, exactly one week after some youth was brutally tortured in Sokolniy police station.

Meeting was organised by a spontaneous initiative, but leaflets distributed linked to website of ABC (Anarchist Black Cross) Moscow ( www.avtonom.org/abc ).


Action was legal but ended up in chaos. It was well attended, up to 300 participators, but cops let only 200 inside riot fences, announcing that "organisers had requested a permission for merely 200 participators".

Tensions immediately raised, and demonstrators surrounded police who were controlling the entrance, shouting among other slogans "Follow your own laws!", as there is no legal pretext in Russia for police to limit entrance to demonstrations.

Police also did not liked huge "Stop police brutality"-banner, and soon about dozen OMON riot police attacked against people holding the banner, beating th em with truncheons and electro-shockers. What followed was a mini-riot during which some bottles landed to heads of some police. Eventually 25 persons were arrested, as far as we know all of them were released today with misdemeanor charges, with an order to show up.