MOSCOW, September 15 (Itar-Tass) — The police will prevent within the law possible provocations during Saturday’s march and rally in downtown Moscow, the press service of the city’s main police department told Itar-Tass.
“If there are some offences during the event, the police will take appropriate measures to ensure law and order. The police will stop all provocations within the law,” the press service said.
Earlier, the RF Interior Ministry’s main department for Moscow told Itar-Tass that Moscow police have information that certain individuals plant after the event to stage provocations and will be calling on the protesters to disrupt public order, in particular, block streets for motor traffic.
The city’s main police department stressed that “those responsible will be brought to administrative and criminal liability in accordance with the law in effect.”
According to the Moscow police, mass events with the declared number of participants of up to 25 thousand are planned in the centre of Moscow on Saturday.
About seven thousand Moscow police officers, internal troops and guards will be engaged in ensuring public order and security of citizens at the march and rally.
The Moscow police department has urged the citizens to be vigilant and to immediately report to the police about abandoned objects or suspicious citizens they see during the event, and also not to yield to provocations of certain individuals who might try to use the demonstrators for their illegal purposes.