Svetlana Gannushkina on the Rally of 24 December

posted 27 Dec 2011, 00:43 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Dec 2011, 00:47 ]
Svetlana Gannushkina, 26/12/11 


· Electoral rights  · Articles by human rights defenders  · Protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

Svetlana Gannushkina: Everyone agreed a new resolution be added to those from the rally at Bolotnaya Square: Not a single vote for Putin on 4 March 2012. But who should we vote for? 

I was at the rally wearing the badge of an observer. After getting the badge, we were taken from the city police department right to the stage. It was 13:30. People had already filled up the whole width of the fencing, separating the demonstrators from the press and observers. I decided to walk along this line and make sure no one was getting squashed. There had to be something for an observer to do. Everything was audible and visible. There were not many people on the stage, and from time to time one of the journalists came up to me to ask for a commentary. [Read more]