MOSCOW, March 9 (Itar-Tass) —— The Moscow police have pledged to prevent violations of public order at an opposition rally on March 10.
The rally “For Fair Elections” will take place on Novy Arbat Street, between Novinsky to Gogolevsky Boulevards, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The protesters will gather on the sidewalk and the parking area. Their number may hit 50,000.
“About 2,500 policemen, Interior Ministry Forces’ servicemen and volunteers will stand guard during the rally,” the city police department told Itar-Tass. “The Moscow police will do everything to prevent violations of public order. Any illegal actions will be stopped immediately, in strict compliance with effective laws, and the culprits will be prosecuted.”