Opposition Notifies Moscow City Authorities about Rally for 50,000

Source: HRO.org (info), 12/12/11 

· Electoral rights  · Protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

A notification for a rally for 50,000 people on 24 December 2011 has been submitted to Moscow City Hall. 

”Today we submitted a notification about a rally on 24 December for up to 50,000 participants at a number of major city squares,” Nadezhda Mitiushkina, a member of the political council of the Solidarity movement told Interfax.

The applicants gave City Hall three variants from which to choose: Vasilievsky Spusk, Manezh Square and Sakharov Prospekt, Ridus.ru reports. 

“The organizers are ready to hold talks with representatives of City Hall about the location for the demonstration,” Anastasia Udaltsova, press secretary of the Left Front movement, said. 

In addition to Mitiushkina and Udaltsova, the other organizers of the planned civic rally have been named as the journalist and publisher Sergei Parkhomenko and Sergei Davidis, a member of the political council of the Solidarity movement.