MIA: tuples with party symbols and flags of the airborne troops will not be treated as demonstrations

MIA: tuples with party symbols and flags of the airborne troops will not be treated as demonstrations


MOSCOW, February 16. Tuples of cars with party symbols, as well as the column of cars with flags of the airborne troops will not fall under the notion of demonstration, which proposes to clarify in legislation. This was stated by Deputy interior Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov, speaking in the state Duma a report on government bill, which equates rally to demonstrations and tent city – to the picketing. The document seen on Tuesday in the first reading.

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“No car with flags VDV, no cars with flags of the Communist party or United Russia, no other not covered by the spirit and the letter of the law under public events,” said Teeth. “Accordingly, such actions will not be tolerated and if they somehow don’t violate the rules of the road” – he said. “Should not be confused. If there are children under the flag of the Communist party in the camp – then this is the transportation of children to summer camp and nothing more”, – said the Deputy Minister.

The initiative in question has caused rough discussion among deputies in the course of which representatives of all factions except United Russia, spoke against the proposed amendments.

In particular, the Deputy from the Communist party Yuri sinelschikov stated that “in many party organizations of the Communist party on the ground there are cars marked with party symbols, party advertising.” “Any trips on such vehicles in the region will amount to demonstration,” suggested he.

In turn, Dmitry Gudkov, formally a member of the faction “Fair Russia”, claimed that in the case of the adoption of this law can be unlawful harassment by the authorities of the participants of the wedding processions and funeral processions.

“So, to now stroll around the city, we have to ask permission? To ride in the car – we have to ask permission?” he turned to the Deputy interior Minister.

Previously a member of the faction “Fair Russia”, the head of the Duma Committee on science Valery Chereshnev told reporters that a just Russia is categorically against adoption of this bill. “We believe that restrictive measures should not be much. We need a dialogue. We will vote against it,” he said.

Against the bill were made by the liberal democratic party. “Political parties will intensify their activities on the eve of elections to the state Duma. This act in order to muzzle the opposition and to block our activities,” said the liberal Democrat Alexander shereen.

Explaining that the provisions of the bill would not apply to parliamentarians described cases, the Teeth confirmed that the interior Ministry will continue to curb illegal mass actions, including the installation of the campgrounds.

In this context, he recalled that protests in Ukraine that led to the coup that began with the tent cities in Kiev. “Of course, all the necessary measures, if there is a repetition of similar events in this configuration (in Russia – ed.), will be taken – the elimination of illegal activities, including those associated with installation of the tent or other similar actions”, – said the Deputy head of the interior Ministry.