The artist Artem Loskutov, the ideologist of the annual procession of the drowned children, was detained by police in Novosibirsk. It happened at the exit of the meeting hall in the Central court of Novosibirsk, where Loskutov was fined 20 thousand rubles, he said on Twitter.
“Monstration” was held in Novosibirsk on may 1. The action was attended by over two thousand people. The city authorities originally refused to agree on a March, but then allowed to hold him.
Despite the fact that the city authorities declared lack of violations on promotions, after the end Loskutov was arrested. The artist was charged with the organization of uncoordinated action (part 2 of article 20.2 of the administrative code). The court, however, reclassified the violation of part 1 of article 20.2 of the administrative code (violation by the organizer of public events order) and fined the artist for 20 thousand
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At the exit from the courtroom Loskutov detained again. “At the exit of the court I was received and taken to the 6th police Department with lights flashing to issue another Protocol under part 2 of article 20.2, there is also the arrest,” wrote the artist. It turned out that Loskutov is charged with similar violations for the organization of uncoordinated action in another district of Novosibirsk.
Last year scraps after the “Demonstrations” was arrested for 10 days. Then, the city authorities before the action said that if it passes without the consent of the municipality, its organizer and participants can be prosecuted.
“Monstration” is held annually in Novosibirsk since 2004. The marchers are coming at him with absurdist and funny slogans. In 2011, Loskutov was awarded for organizing “Demonstrations” award in the field of contemporary art “Innovation”.