Moscow City Government explains why performance at August 10 rally banned
Moscow’s Department of Security has stated concerts at rallies should be considered for approval 30-45 days ahead of an event.
Moscow’s authorities have explained why musicians had not been allowed to perform at a rally in support of independent candidates on August 10. This happened due to non-allowability of “modification of terms of holding a rally in a one-way fashion” and necessity to consider it for approval 30-45 days ahead of an event, reports Kommersant.
The Moscow City Government’s Department of Security referred to a law on holding rallies and the mayor’s order #1054 as of October 5, 2000. Lawyer Anton Pulyaev says the federal law does not prohibit musicians to perform at a rally, but the order #1054 obliges to consider theater activities for approval in advance.
The day before, it was reported that the Moscow City Government had banned IC3PEAK and Krovostok, as well as a rap singer Face from having their performances at a rally that had taken place on Moscow’s Akademika Sakharova prospect on August 10 - at threat of cancellation of coordination of the rally.
One of the organizers of the rally Igor Azar says a deputy head of the Department of Security Vasily Oleynik referred to the Moscow City Government’s order #1074 and 1054. The organizers stated the concert would take place anyway.