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MOSCOW, May 4 (Itar-Tass) — Despite the official refusal of the Moscow Mayor’s Office, some members of the so-called off-system opposition intend to hold a protest action on the Manezh Square in the evening on May 6.
The so-called headquarters of the For Fair Power campaign continues its appeals to people to come at 19:00 Moscow time on the Manezh Square on May 6 and stay there at least until the beginning of Putin’s inauguration. The request for the protest action was made in the Moscow Mayor’s Office “within the deadlines set in the law on April 23,” an organizer of the action Yulia Kozakova told a press conference on Friday. However, she claims that the Moscow Mayor’s Office refused to authorize the protest action, “missing the deadlines set in the law,” because the oppositionists intend to come on the Manezh Square. “We will not have any flags, posters, and our actions will not be subject to the law on mass events,” Kozakova said with confidence.
Sergei Davidis, an organizer of the so-called March of Millions, which was authorized on Friday, assumed that the participants in this march and a rally on the Bolotnaya Square will come on the Manezh Square. “We will propose to all people to join it (the action on the Manezh Square). We do not take it as something opposite (to the March of Millions),” he stated.
However, the head of the Moscow regional security department Alexei Mayorov told Itar-Tass that “the bidders for the protest action on the Manezh Square were informed on the third day according to the official procedure, particularly on some other venues for the action.” “As far as I am concerned the prosecutor’s office has made an official warning to them,” he added. Mayorov recalled that “all authorized actions are held in one format, and unauthorized actions in another format.”
The Moscow Mayor’s Office earlier authorized the route of the opposition action on May 6 that is the so-called March of Millions, for which just 5,000 people were applied. “A march in the Yakimanka Street and a rally on the Bolotnaya Square were authorized from 16:00 to 19:00 Moscow time,” Mayorov underlined.