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MOSCOW, May 8 (Itar-Tass) —— The oppositionists are going to spend all the night at the Monument to the Heroes of Pleven at the Kitai-Gorod metro station in downtown Moscow. The police do not interfere in the action.
According to various estimates, from 200 to 500 people, including the opposition leaders – a Left Front coordinator Sergei Udaltsov and a blogger Alexei Navalny, gathered at the monument. The court fined Udaltsov and Navalny “for disobedience to the demands of police” during a rally on the Bolotnaya Square.
“There are about 250 people at the Kitai-Gorod metro station, we are raising money for rugs. The police act calmly, but there are many policemen here,” Udaltsov said. No one is going to go away, people continue to come for this spontaneous protest action, he said.
The appeals to come to the monument are made through the social networks. “Come and bring the rugs to sit on, as well as some food and drinks. The alcoholic drinks are banned. A person can leave the square, only if two people substitute for him,” Navalny wrote down in his twitter blog. “An indefinite, round-the-clock mass gathering is announced here,” he added.
The protesters are sitting on the rugs on the ground, are not chanting any slogans, not carrying any posters and are just talking with each other. The situation is calm in general. The police are guarding the order and do not detain anyone.