On 24 May, the bailiffs turned up at Zholyamin’s flat, to find activists already there. The protesters were so desperate that they poured petrol over themselves and threatened to light a match. This was not enough to stop the bailiffs continuing their raid, with police back up. They charged the flat, beating women and pushed pensioner Maria Ivashkina down stairs, breaking her ribs and a collar bone. When Marat, Zholamin’s son, tried to defend her, he was brutally beaten by these thugs. He eventually broke away, ran up to the roof of the ten story block of flats and jumped off. The heartless bailiffs left his broken body laying where it fell, with his mother weeping on the ground nearby, while they continued their dirty work of clearing the flat. Elena Semonova was later arrested and held for several hours.