The YABLOKO party will continue protesting against adoption
of the law raising penalties on rallies by the Federation
Council and in the Alexander Gardens by the Kremlin. Two actions
will be held in Moscow tomorrow. At 11:00 activists of the
Youth YABLOKO will hold a series of pickets by the Federation
Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, which
has to give its approval to the law. At 19:00 YABLOKO invites
all the people to come to Alexander Gardens by the Kremlin
wall so that to appeal to President Putin.
It is expected that tomorrow, on June 6, the Federation Council
will consider amendments to the law on rallies and the Administrative
Code, which have been adopted by the State Duma in the second
and third reading today. At 11 a.m. Youth YABLOKO activists
will come to the Federation Council so that to remind the
senators: toughening of penalties for rallies is a way towards
a fascist state. The activists will hold placards with portraits
of dictators and torturers who would have supported the draft
law initiated by the ruling United Russia party: fascists
Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Heinrich Himmler, as well
as KGB people Felix Dzerzhinsky, Lavrenty Beria and Vladimir
As there are not doubts that the Federation Council will,
as usual, support the reactionary amendments, YABLOKO calls
all the people to Alexander Gardens at 19:00 so that to appeal
to President Vladimir Putin.
The action in the Alexander Gardens will take place without
any political symbols and placards, so yet it does not require
approvals from the authorities.
Today the police have broken up a protest action by the State
Duma and detained YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin together
with over 20 activists.
YABLOKO leader and 17
activists arrested by the State Duma. Press Release, June
released without charges, other activists will stand before
court. Press Release, May 22, 2012.
Mitrokhin and activists detained at the "walking protests"
by the State Duma
Press Release, May 22, 2012.
YABLOKO to picket the State Duma protesting against raising
of fines for rallies
Press Release, May 17, 2012.
called on the "walking protestors" in St. Petersburg
to set political goals. Interfax. May 15, 2012