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Man who pickets building of regional government detained in Penza

11:25 | 11.08.2017 | Society

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Penza, 11 August 2017. PenzaNews. Workers of the law enforcement authorities detained a man who took part in a one-person protest next to the building of the government of the Penza region.

Man who pickets building of regional government detained in Penza

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The incident took place at about 11.00 on Friday, August 11 – shortly before the start of an official visit of the head of the Russian government Dmitry Medvedev to Penza, who was expected to hold a meeting on issues of housing construction.

As a witness told PenzaNews, the man wore a large poster being covered with it from head to toe, but the inscription on the poster was imperceptible.

At the moment of the arrest, which was conducted by a police woman in uniform and a man in civilian clothes, the protester shouted loudly "Lawlessness!" drawing attention of passers-by as well as drivers who stopped in Kirova street in front of the traffic light.

According to the witness, the protester was led towards Moskovskaya street.

PenzaNews does not have official comments on the incident yet.

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