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One-minute picket in support of fined activists was held in Cheboksary

Participants of the youth movement 'Spring' and 'Open Russia' in Chuvashia organized a picket that lasted one minute from 14:59 to 15:00. They protested against persecution of activists who held a short rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov. Organizer Yuri Sidorov announced it in a broadcast on his Facebook page.

During picket, participants unfolded a poster used in the action of Boris Nemtsov's memory on February 25, and cnanted a slogan several times.

On the air, Yuri Sidorov spoke about the objectives of such a short picket:

'In one minute we will try to draw attention to the problem of persecution of our activists. We want to show inadequacy of the current system. Because of one minute of the realization of the constitutional right to freedom of assembly, authorities attracted police officers, the FSB, and metal detectors. This morning I was warned about possibility of about 20 offenses. Friends said that it was just impossible to accomplish everything in one minute.'

Three members of the Chuvash "Spring" were detained after participating in a rally in memory of the murdered politician Boris Nemtsov on the bridge in Cheboksary. Leninsky District Court of Cheboksary fined Anastasia Vasilyeva and Andrei Fyodorov 20 and 10 thousand rubles.

Daniil Kuznetsov, «7x7»


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