New rally scheduled in Moscow for August 17

New rally scheduled in Moscow for August 17
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The City Hall has not yet approved the application for the march on August 17, but “the protest is growing.”

Municipal deputies Elena Filina, Ilya Azar, and Andrey Morev have submitted an application for approval of a protest march on Moscow boulevards on August 17. According to Filina, if none of the candidates of the non-systemic opposition is admitted to elections, the refusal to recognize their results should be one of the main requirements. 

Morev specified that the City Hall has not yet approved the application for the march on August 17, but “the protest is growing,” and a program document with a clear agenda will most likely be adopted after September 8. The department of regional security and the fight against corruption of the City Hall does not comment on the application.

On August 17, an agreed rally of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation “For Fair and Clean Elections” will be held on Academician Sakharov Avenue. Previously, the party leader Gennady Zyuganov said the party did not intend to unite with unregistered candidates from the non-systemic opposition.

Last Saturday, a sanctioned rally was taking place on Sakharov Avenue. According to the MIA, it was attended by 20 thousand people. Bely Schyotchik gives a different figure, namely 50 thousand, and taking into account people who did not enter through the main entrance, the number of participants in the rally can reach 60 thousand. After the completion of the authorized part, people were invited to take a peaceful walk, which was not agreed with the authorities. As a result, at least 250 people were detained in Moscow, OVD-Info reported.

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