Moscow City Government explains why performance at August 10 rally banned

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.

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