This is not the first protest of Alexander Ievlev. In August 2011 he had demanded the resignation of then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Governor Ilya Mikhalchuk, and in the spring of that year, chained himself to the fence of the children's park near the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 2013 a picketer demonstrated outside the Palace of Justice at the crossroads of Karl Marx and Lomonosov prospect.
Today, a former policeman snapped handcuffs on the iron fence again. The reason for the protest is the same — the actions of the security forces against Alexander. The reason for the indignation were the events of the summer of 2012, when at the entrance to Yaroslavl the car of Alexander Vasilyevich was stopped by traffic police, arguing that the car is allegedly under investigation. In pre-trial detention, where Ievlev was brought taking his documents, the man had a heart attack. Law enforcement officers didn’t call for an ambulance and didn’t give first aid to the victim, and also unjustly had been holding a man with a heart attack in the department for more than an hour.
Attempts to seek justice in court led nowhere — prosecutors didn’t sustain requests of the veteran of MIA.
By his today’s actions Alexander Ievlev wants to draw attention to the problems of beatings, provocation, fraud cases and unlawful imprisonment. "With this action I want to achieve order in Russia and to make the law equal for everyone. However, this is not happening in Russia."