Human Rights

Moscow: British media silenced March 17 protests violence

Russian Foreign Ministry Human Rights Commissioner Konstantin Dolgov says the British media silenced the clashes between the police and health protesters on March 17 warning the British police against repetition of that scenario.

“British media, being an important tool of public control and quick to respond to similar events in other countries, in this case preferred to silence the conflict in Britain on March 17,” website of the Russian embassy in London quoted Dolgov as saying.

The senior Russian human rights official also advised the British police to refrain from excessive force in dealing with peaceful rallies saying Moscow is keeping an eye on the situation.

“Moscow is closely following the protests related to the Healthcare reform in the UK,” Dolgov said.

“We hope that the British police will take into account the peaceful character of the rallies and will act respectively without resorting to excessive and disproportionate use of force,” he added.

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