Riot cop visits hospital to apologize to lady he kicked in abdomen throughout intense protests in St. Petersburg

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The pair seen within the viral clip which brought on a lot outrage on social media have met once more because the riot police officer got here to the hospital to apologize to the girl whom he kicked within the abdomen throughout protests in St Petersburg.

A brief video, made throughout a rally demanding the discharge of opposition determine Alexey Navalny on Saturday, confirmed a lady standing in the best way of three officers in riot gear as they have been escorting a detained man. “Why did you grab him?” she requested them, however as a substitute of a solution obtained a harsh kick within the abdomen from one in every of them and collapsed on the bottom.На площади Восстания в Петербурге сотрудник ОМОН ударил женщину ногой в животВидео: «Фонтанка» pic.twitter.com/3KNHn3uWCs— Дождь (@tvrain) January 23, 2021The lady, later recognized as 54-year-old Margarita Yudina, was rushed to hospital from the scene after hitting her head on the pavement. Russian media reported that the medics described her situation as “serious” as she sustained a concussion and a head trauma.On Sunday, Margarita was already feeling nicely sufficient to just accept guests, with one in every of them being the very cop who delivered her the blow.He got here to the girl’s ward with a bunch of flowers and delivered “deepest and sincere apologies.”Полицейский, который ударил в живот петербурженку, пришёл к ней в больницу с цветами. Он извинился, рассказал, как за пять минут до случившегося его «залили газом» и запотело забрало. «Наложение факторов. Я не видел, что произошло. Для меня эта ситуация шоковая» pic.twitter.com/SwYqtCUSZx— NEWS.ru (@nws_ru) January 24, 2021The officer defined that a number of minutes earlier than the incident anyone within the crowd sprayed gasoline in his face and he couldn’t correctly see what was happening as a result of his helmet’s visor being all misty.  “I swear to you that it’s a shocking situation for me. When I learnt what had happened it became a personal tragedy,” he defined.The apology was accepted. The lady instructed the officer that he shouldn’t fear and that issues can generally occur below the affect of “adrenaline.”“Everybody is alive. The flowers are so nice… It’s fine. Godspeed,” she mentioned.

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After the outcry on social media, St Petersburg police opened a probe into the kicking incident. The riot cop wasn’t the primary customer in Margarita’s ward on the day as native senior police chief, Colonel Sergey Muzyka, additionally got here to apologize, saying that what occurred to the girl was “unacceptable.” Authorities have promised to offer any essential assist to the sufferer.Like this story? Share it with a good friend!