On September 23, supporters of the oppositionist Alexey Navalny organized an action in Penza. The activists installed the "Navalny Cube" and distributed propaganda materials.
The action was held without incident.
According to coordinator of the election headquarters of Navalny in Penza Anton Strunin, for three months they demanded to hold an action on Lenin Square, in front of the building of the regional administration. Officials did not coordinate the action, claiming that repair works were taking place there. In fact, there was no work. The activists applyed to court. On September 22, the case was reviewed by the judge of the Leninsky District Court of Penza Irina Egorova.
'We had to prove obvious things in court — the officials simply mislead the court,' Anton Strunin said. 'And the judge decided to make an exit session of the court directly on the square that same day, and it was simply ridiculous when a dump truck and a tractor quickly entered the square to simulate repairs. The judge understood everything and made a decision in our favor.'
The election headquarters of Navalny was opened in Penza on May 19, 2017. Subsequently, activists conducted agitation not only in Penza, but also in district centers. Officials refused to coordinate actions more than 200 times. Activists sought approval in courts.
Victor Korotin, «7x7»