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An opposition march towards Ostankino television centre banned. A rally for the freedom of the media to take place by the television centre

Press Release

April 4, 2012

The local authorities of the North-Western Administrative District of Moscow denied YABLOKO a permission to hold a march towards the Ostankino television centre on April 14. The officials proposed to the organizers to hold a rally instead. Also they limited the number of participants from 5,000 (as in YABLOKOs application) to 200.

Initially it was planned to hold a march and a rally. The local authorities did not give any reasons for not giving a permission for the march.

YABLOKO agreed to hold a rally, however, the party is not going to limit the number of its members.

The main slogan of the campaign will be "For the freedom of the media! Against the lies and censorship at television!

The action will be held on April 14 at 14:00.

A previous march towards Ostankino television centre took place in 2007. It was attended by 5,000 people.


See also:

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Assembly





Press Release

April 4, 2012

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