[main page][map of the server][news of the server][forums][guestbook][press-service][hot issues]

Breaking up of rallies means professional incompetence of the Russian government

Statement by the YABLOKO party
June 1, 2010

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO consders the reaction of the authorities to the protest actions that took place in Moscow, St.Petersburg and other Russian cities yesterday be unacceptable and absurd.

A deliberately tough use of obviously superior police forces against the groups of citizens who simply expressed their opinion without endangering anyone’s security represents a proof of inability of state officials, top officials inclusive, to adequately assess the situation in the country.

Such actions contradict the course towards modernisation of Russia’s political system declared by the President. Acting in such a way the authorities draw even more attention to these actions than the opposition could.

The right of the citizens to peaceful rallies and demonstrations is an institute facilitating a dialogue between the governments and the society preventing conflicts between them.

Lack of understanding how institutes of a modern state function demonstrate professional incompetence of the heads of the country and the regions who encourage continuous bans on public actions.

Sergei Mitrokhin,
Chair of the YABLOKO party


See also:

Human Rights

Freedom of Assembly




June 1, 2010