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Muscovites to Hold “Catwalk in White” on Red Square

Source: HRO.org (info), 25/05/12

· Right of assembly  · Public protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region

Social networks have published news about a new civic action planned to take place in Moscow on Sunday, 27 May. The civic action is called “Catwalk in White”, and to all appearances will be another “promenade”, although this time Muscovites will take a walk on Red Square and intend to spend two hours there — from 14:00 until 16:00.

As Ridus.ru reports, the organizers do not plan to hold a rally, to carry any kind of placards or to shout out slogans. The main distinctive feature of those taking part will be that they will wear white items of clothing.

“Elegant and casual, without slogans or placards, we’ll walk on the main public square in our country – Red Square. Our own symbol of protest will be white clothing. A creative approach to one’s wardrobe and a copy of Vladimir Dudintsev’s novel White Clothes in the hand will be welcome,” the organizers conclude in their announcement on Facebook.

On 13 May supporters of the opposition took part in a “Test Stroll” along Moscow boulevards together with the well-known writers Boris Akunin, Dmitry Bykov, Viktor Shenderovich and many others. More than 15,000 people took part in the walk. Supporters of the opposition decided to hold the “Test Stroll” after the 6 May rally on Bolotnaya Square was violently broken up by the police.
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