Moscow Authorities Refused to Allow Oppositionist Rally against “Zeroing” of Presidential Terms
OREANDA-NEWS. The Moscow Regional Security and Anti-Corruption Department did not agree to hold a rally against “zeroing” of presidential terms. This was announced by the head of the movement Civil Society, Mikhail Svetov.
The document signed by the first deputy head of the department Vasily Oleinik says that the meeting is not allowed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection in Moscow on the basis of the mayor’s decree “On the Introduction of a Regime of Higher State of Readiness.” According to it, any mass events with the number of participants of more than 5 thousand people are prohibited until April 10.
However, in the application filed by the rally organizers, the number of participants was determined to be 4.5 thousand. Activists filed the application on March 10, and after publishing of the decree, they submitted a new application, reducing the number of participants from 25 thousand to 4.5 thousand.“The City Hall refused illegally… We are preparing a lawsuit now. Because of the quarantine, it is necessary to cancel the vote, during which millions of people would be infected, but not bypass its own rules and cancel a rally,” Svetov wrote on Facebook.