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Free the Bolotnaya 3!

Headline Title:  Free the Bolotnaya 3! 12 December 2013 Three men arrested in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square have come to symbolize President Putin’s recent crackdown on peaceful political protest.Tens of thousands of protesters took to Moscow’s streets the day before Vladimir Putin’s third inauguration as Russia’s President, on 6 May 2012.They planned to walk through the city centre to an opposition rally at Bolotnaya Square, near the Kremlin. The local authorities had given the go-ahead to both the march and the meeting.At the last minute, the police blocked one of two agreed entrances…

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