"I was confident. I had no doubt. In fact, I thought to the last that they would conduct some check and we would go further, as there were no illegal things in the car. To the last was I sure about that, until we were put on the ground," Andrey recalls. They started to batter the men during the search. Hydrogen peroxide was found in the trunk, and the finding made the officers believe that the detainees had been getting ready for protests. Shortly before throwing Andrey into a prison truck, an open-faced man in civvies - allegedly the leader of the group - shouted: "He is a rebel!"
Brutal actions continued in the paddy wagon. Andrey was compelled to squat down, and a riot policeman sat on him. "A big fellow weighing about 100 kilos could make jelly of me. I asked him to get off, saying he was too heavy. He remained sitting and began to punch me in the face: „I'm fine, what's wrong with you?" And he shouted to his mates: "Guys, look what a stool I am having!" Andrey continues. When the driver braked hard, the riot policeman fell down and rolled to the back-end of the vehicle. Then all the officers attacked the detainee: "They stepped on my head and legs. And they were beating me for the rest of the way. I was screaming in pain. Wasting my strength on screaming, I repeatedly fainted; when it happened, they stopped. But when I came to my senses, they resumed battering. I screamed again and fainted, which repeated many times." The vehicle gradually got filled up, the people were laying in 'stacks', one on another.