Moscow city hall has rejected an application to hold a rally in memory of the victims of the massacre of 49 people in the us city of Orlando, which gave opposition activists. This was reported by coordinator of the movement “Open Russia” Maria Baronova.
The response of the Department of regional security and combating corruption Moscow city, a copy of which is available , States that the notice of the 27 June meeting with the aim to Express solidarity in memory of the 49 victims of the terrorist attack” considered but cannot be accepted, as there were less than ten days before the event, and it is contrary to the law “On assemblies, rallies, demonstrations, processions and picketing”.
The action of solidarity, which wanted to hold the activists had to go through 27 June from 19.00 to 21.00 in one of the Central squares of the city: Pushkin, Manege, or Il Novopushkinsky parks. The organizers hoped that the event will be attended by about 500 people.
Earlier Baronova told me that in connection with the tragic events in Orlando the main symbols of the rally was to be rainbow flags and posters of peace and love.
The organizers intend to file a new application. This time the rally will be declared on 21 July and will be timed to the 40th day after the terrorist attack in Orlando. According to Baronova, the organizers will be willing to reduce the number of participants up to a hundred people, from the city hall if there is such a requirement.
The attack on gay club in Orlando Oulse occurred on the night of June 12. In the attack, responsibility for which was assumed banned in Russia as a terrorist organization “Islamic state”, 50 people were killed and 53 were injured.
On 13 June at the US Embassy in Moscow held a spontaneous rally in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Orlando. According to the results of the action were detained two people. They were accused of holding a rally, although one of the detainees, an employee of Islam Abdullabekov told that the activists just wanted to put to the ground with a sign reading “Love Wins” and light candles.