Police prevent ex-Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova from staging protest in central Moscow

Opposition activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova reports that police had curbed her protest action on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow in support for women serving their prison terms.

"We were sewing a Russian flag on Bolotnaya Square. In prison uniforms. Didn't finish […] Now sitting here [in a police bus]," Tolokonnikova said on Facebook on Friday.

She illustrated her post with several pictures depicting her and her associate Katrin Nenasheva sitting in a police bus.

Tolokonnikova said also that the two women had been transported to the Yakimanka district police station.

The Moscow police department confirmed to Interfax that two women had been detained in the Central Administrative District.

"On Friday afternoon, two female individuals were detained in the central part of the city for an attempt to disrupt public order and were delivered to a police station to be cautioned against violating public order," a police spokesperson said.

As later Mediazona web-site reported activists were freed from the police station.

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