On Sunday, November 14, YABLOKO will hold
a rally by the office of the ruling United Russia party in
Ekaterinburg. The action will take place on the anniversary
of the attack on Mikhail Beketov, Editor-in-Chief of the Khimkinskaya
Pravda newspaper, and will be dedicated to all civil activists
and journalists - victims of attacks and assaults. The participants
of the rally will also speak about Konstantin Fetisov, activist
protecting the Khimiki Forest, and journalist of the Kommersant
paper Oleg Kashin who were severely injured several days ago.
"I believe that it is the ruling party, represented
by its youth organisations, which has been fueling the fire
of a deadly feud, fascism, and search of enemies in their
country. I think that what we see today is just a consequence
of this policy. I believe that violence can be ended only
be means of civil protest and joining effort by all civil
and political forces. Kremlin’s ideologists should realise
that we will not tolerate such things", said Maxim Petlin,
leader of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO and member of Ekaterinburg
The action will start at 12:00.
Address Ekaterinburg, 7 Rosa Luxemburg street.
a permission from the Moscow Mayor’s office to conduct a rally
against political terror. Press Release, November 9, 2010.
the attack against journalist Oleg Kashin. Statement by the
Federal Council of the YABLOKO party, November 6, 2010