Anti-Fascist March on 19th January 2014

posted 20 Jan 2014, 06:27 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Jan 2014, 00:42 ]
17 January 2014

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The Moscow mayor's office has given permission to hold an anti-fascist march in memory of Staniskav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova on the 19th February 2014 along three Moscow boulevards, Tverskoi, Nikitsky and Gogol, Interfax reported, citing the Committee of 19th January.

March participants will gather from 14:00 until 14:30 at Novopushkinsky Skver.

The march will then proceed along the boulevards, crossing the roads at the pedestrian crossings, and finishing at 15:30-16:00 on Gogol Boulevard.

Once the march has concluded flowers will be laid at House No. 1, Ulitsa Prechistenka, where the murders took place.

In the last application the organizers submitted to the mayor's office, they stated that 700 people would take part in the march.

The participants will not use flags. According to Novaya gazeta the Committee of 19th January has asked all political and civic organisations not to display symbols of their organisations on the march and to adhere to the theme of the march in the texts of any placards and banners.

Demonstrations will also take place on 19th January in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Milan, Kiev, Ekaterinburg, Sevastopol, Kerch, Syktyvkar, Gottingen, Kharkiv, Perm, Zaporizhia, Almaty, Kirov, Saratov, Khabarovsk and other cities.

Translated by Chloe Cranston