Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Meetings Without Penguins
26.03.2012 11:13
Meetings Without Penguins

A man in a penguin costume was detained by St. Petersburg police at the sanctioned opposition rally on Saturday, March 24.

      Traditional weekend rally "For Fair Elections" has gathered about 1,000 protesters. The action was held peacefully, though the police detained several people, among them some of the rally's organizers. 

      There was also a group of four people who the organizers said were suspected to be provocateurs from the Kremlin youth movement. They included the man wearing penguin costume and were standing near the Gorkovskaya metro station, at a meeting point for the participants of the rally. "The penguin" was holding a banner “Hamsters? Penguins? Who are we?” referring to the popular mocker of the opposition activists, “hamsters.”

      When the group refused to leave, police detained them on suspicion of provocation.

      The rally included the participants' march through the Alexandrovsky Square and the Kamennoostrovsky Avenue and a concluding gathering at the Field of Mars Square. There the organizers estimated about 3,000 people participating.

      Opposition speakers called on St. Petersburg mayor, Georgy Poltavchenko to resign his commission, as he isn't an elected official and people have no confidence in him. There were also demands to free political prisoners. 


      

Sources: baltinfo Vedomosti Lenta.ru Image: gazeta.spb.ru


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: St. Petersburg St. Petersburg actions protest actions odd news protests 

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Yandex.Taxi and Harry Nuriev have Released a Collection of Clothes with Seat Belts
05.09.2019
Non-working Days in Russia will Last until the End of April
04.04.2020
Survey: Most Employees Prefer an Office to a Remote Work
06.05.2020
The Russian Consumer Confidence Index Fell Down
31.01.2020
The Number of Personal Bankruptcies of Russians Increased by 68%
07.04.2020







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Nature  Oryol  Russian business  Sakhalin  Birchbark Manuscript  Jamaica  Lana Del Rey  Russian tourism  St. Petersburg  Extreme tourism  Peace March  Ivan IV  Silicon Valley  Million City   Kuban Stadium   light industry  Chechen republic  Astrakhan  New Films  FIFA Russia 2018  Russia Travel Tips  Komi Republic  Nikolay Rusakov  travel to Russia  Russian oligarchs  Russian airports  Norilsk Nickel  Russian history  Exhibitions in Moscow  virtual office St. Petersburg  Russian Theater  Kazan Fifa Russia   Russian Cinema  Festivals in Moscow  Russian sports  Golden Ring  Monuments in Moscow  aviation  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Folk Toys  sanctions  Russian opposition  the Bolshoi Theatre  Film Festivals  Moscow  business  Russian libraries  Father Mazay  Slovyansk  Russian regions 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites