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Thousands Rallied in Moscow to Remember Political Prisoners
28.10.2013 13:42
Thousands Rallied in Moscow to Remember Political Prisoners
http://inosmi.ru/russia/20130507/208771077.html

On Sunday, October 27, thousands of protestors rallied in Moscow to call on the Kremlin to release people they consider to be political prisoners.

      Police said in a statement that about 5,000 people took part in the protest, while some participants said that closer to 10,000 people attended. Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov, currently under house arrest accused of plotting mass riots, said on Twitter that 25,000 people turned out.

      On Sunday, demonstrators gathered on Pushkin Square in central Moscow before marching through the city. During the rally the protesters carried placards of prisoners in Russian jails including protestors accused of taking part in rioting, members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, ex-oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Greenpeace activists detained in the Arctic.

      Demonstrators included opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, activist Ilya Yashin, environmental campaigner Yevgeniya Chirikova, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, writer Boris Nemtsov and liberal Yabloko Party leader Sergei Mitrokhin, according to photographs and reports from the rally.

      The rally passed off peacefully and has become a good example of the organizers' ability to bring thousands onto the streets even without any special events like elections.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Moscow actions Russian political prisoners protest actions Russian opposition  

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