Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin was aware of the facts financial rewards minors who participated in the anti-corruption rally in Moscow, reports .
“There is information that the minor participants in Moscow in the event of their detention by the police was souleles cash rewards”, — said the press Secretary of the President, noting that he refers to “the facts”. According to him, this is “some confirmation” that will be provided to the public, “if law enforcement agencies deem necessary.”
Sunday, March 26, in Moscow and several other Russian cities were organized by supporters of Alexei Navalny, the mass protests against corruption. The participants of the rally demanded from the government response to the inquiry of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) concerning the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev “It is not Dimon.”
According to official data, the protests in the capital were joined by 7-8 thousand people. According to the FCO, the total number of protesters reached 25-30 thousand people in Moscow and at least 150 thousand in the whole country. Witnesses estimated that the rally in Moscow came at least 15 thousand people. According to the portal “OVD-info”, Moscow police detained more than 1,000 participants.
Reporters noted that the protests were attended by a large number of juveniles, this is also evidenced by the data on the detainees at the rally the students. One of the participants confirmed that the rally was joined by his entire class and that the “here today, many students, in social networks we agreed to go [to share]”.
Anti-corruption protest action organized by supporters of Navalny, was not coordinated with Moscow authorities. Navalny filed an application to hold a rally on Tverskaya ulitsa, but city authorities rejected it and offered an alternative for the meeting immediately. Bulk with reference to the Constitution announced the promotion as legitimate.
According to him, it is “standard practice” in the case to hold a rally in a location impossible for some reason, the authorities send a notification, however, alternative locations do not offer. Navalny said that “this is absolutely illegal,” and citing a decision of the constitutional court stated that in such case the meeting shall be deemed approved. Navalny also promised to help all detainee complaints to the ECHR.
“If you delay, you still will earn money. Well you know, I’m their detention brought to the ECHR. And now I have the government’s paying a fairly large sum”, — Navalny wrote.
Later, however, the authorities proposed to hold a rally in Hyde Park in Sokolniki Park or on the street Pererva in Marino. Navalny reiterated its intention to hold a rally in the city centre, noting that the city authorities have already violated the law, “without offering the platform on time.” However, he suggested that came in the end to “walk” down the street, coming from any metro station.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called Navalny calls to join the campaign a “provocation”. “This is an illegal calls and it’s actually not that other, as provocation”, — said Peskov. About possible negative consequences for participants uncoordinated action and warned the interior Ministry. Deputy interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy said that “the authorities and law enforcement agencies are not responsible for the occurrence of any possible negative consequences” if the event was not coordinated.