According to estimates of the Metropolitan police, in Pervomaisk the demonstration in Moscow was attended by 100 thousand people. Addressing the participants of the procession, Sobyanin said that gathered in red square Muscovites came to the demonstration “with the mood to win”, reports the Agency “Moscow”. He expressed confidence that Moscow will go through all difficult moments, all the crises and come out a winner.”
In 2015 in the may day March was attended, according to official data, about 140 thousand people. Then also the head of the column, the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin called “growing old tradition coming on may 1 for a demonstration.”
The head of the Federation of independent trade unions Mikhail Shmakov said earlier TASS news Agency that the coincidence of Day of spring and labor day and Orthodox Easter should not be a hindrance for the morning processions as festive events “for reasons that you posted”.
The official slogan of the March is named the call “No to higher taxes and prices! Yes – the growth of wages and pensions!”. In addition, the participants recommended that such taglines as “When we are United, we are invincible”, “Social guarantees for workers, not financiers, “Is the inflation – should be indexing”.
Last year the may day March in Moscow was accompanied by rainy weather. This year the authorities decided to disperse on may 1 clouds, having spent 85 million roubles.