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RIA "Novosti", March 31, 2004

"YABLOKO" Supporters Stage a Picket by the Duma

MOSCOW, March 31, 2004 (RIA Novosti) - The Yabloko political party staged an unauthorized picket near the State Duma (parliament's lower house) on Wednesday morning.

Picketers were protesting against the draft law on rallies, meetings, demonstrations, processions and pickets, which the Duma will discuss in the first reading. Yabloko supporters demanded that MPs vote down the bill. There were a total of 20 picketers, including Yabloko members and the
party's supporters. The picket was led by Yabloko deputy leader Sergei Mitrokhin. All public meetings, thus far, fall under the decree issued by the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the former USSR in 1988 and by the 1992 and 1993 presidential decrees. Organize