Russian Drone Surveillance of Protesters

New World reports that 25,000 people protesting in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow recently were surveilled by a mini helicopter drone. See Youtube video here.

These small drones have extremely good optical abilities and can remain aloft for several minutes. It wasn’t clear from reports whether the drone was being operated by security forces, by the media, or by someone else. Similar kinds of drones are sold and marketed by Aeryon Labs, of Canada.

This occurence is but the beginning of a wave of surveillance by minidrones that do not require licenses to fly in civilan airspace.

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