Where You Can and Can't Go in Moscow When You're Dressed in White

posted 1 Jun 2012, 13:14 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 1 Jun 2012, 13:15 ]
Vera Vasilieva
, 28/05/12 

Source: HRO.org 

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

On 27 May 2012, civil activists in Moscow held an unusual event entitled: "the White Promenade". This involved strolling around Red Square dressed in the colour white, a colour that has become a symbol of opposition to the current authorities. Preceding the "White Promenade" event was a demonstration held in Novopushkinsky Square against the adoption of an outrageous bill to increase the fines for holding large rallies to half a million roubles. The demonstration started at 2 o'clock and had been organised by the Yabloko Party with the support of the United Civil Front, and the Solidarity and White Ribbon movements. [Read more]