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Over 30,000 take part in May 1 rallies, marches in Samara

May 01, 2012, 17:33 UTC+3

Two rallies were held in Samara on May 1

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SAMARA, May 1 (Itar-Tass) —— Two rallies were held in Samara on May 1.

The action organized by trade unions and the regional organization of United Russia drew 30,000 participants. That was the largest May 1 march in the city in the past few years. The march ended with a rally and a concert in the Samara central square.

“The main goal of the authorities is to hear working people and to ensure worthy working conditions and high salaries. The Samara region is one of the country’s best by these indicators,” Vice-Governor Alexander Nefyodov told the rally.

Meanwhile, the action organized by local organizations of the Communist Party and the Liberal Democratic Party had about 400 participants. The march under the red and yellow flags went along the city’s central streets to the Samara Sport Palace, where a rally was held.


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