On April 21 a rally was held in Vladimir in support of politician Alexei Navalny, who is being held at the in-patient clinic of the regional hospital for convicts in penal colony No 3. In the evening up to a hundred townspeople gathered on Teatralnaya Square, fenced off by the authorities. After chanting slogans, they headed in the direction of Victory Square, repeating the route of the activists on January 23.
At its peak, according to media estimates, the crowd reached 300 people. No more than half of them made it to the final point. There they chanted slogans in support of Free Russia and the imprisoned politician. Two hours after the rally began, police began detaining at least 13 people in vans. Most of them were being led by hand, some were being carried. The law enforcement agencies behaved correctly in relation to media personnel. As in the January 23 event, detentions were carried out not only by uniformed officers, but also by unidentified persons in civilian clothes.