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Two Protest Rallies to Take Place in Spring
18.03.2013 13:43
Two Protest Rallies to Take Place in Spring
http://expert.ru/2012/11/30/marsh-svobodyi-zayavlen/

Members of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council have announced plans to hold two mass rallies in April and May.

      The first rally is expected to take place on April 6 on Pushkin Square and the second will be held under the slogan “For Freedom!” on May 6 on Bolotnaya Square.

      The second rally will also mark one year since the protest, which sparked clashes between the opposition and police ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration. Afterwards, over a dozen of defendants faced allegations ranging from inciting mass unrest to using violent force against law enforcement officials.

      The Coordination Council, which was formed in October 2012 and convenes once a month, also plans to hold so-called Saturday "airings" with white ribbons and other opposition symbols, in downtown Moscow.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian opposition Russian society Opposition Coordination Council protest actions  

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