The cause of the protests was a new caricature of the French edition of Charlie Hebdo occurred on the crash of Russian airplane in Egypt, said the coordinator of the Moscow city branch of party Boris Chernyshov.
MOSCOW, 13 Nov. Activists of the Moscow city branch of the LDPR conducted a picket near the building of the French Embassy in the capital, said the coordinator of the Moscow city branch of party Boris Chernyshov.
The cause of the protests was a new caricature of the French edition of Charlie Hebdo occurred on the crash of Russian airplane in Egypt. After the crash of the Russian airliner A321 in the Sinai, which killed 224 people, well-known satirical weekly newspaper France put on their pages two cartoons related to the crash of the Russian plane. On Thursday, the magazine published a new cartoon on the cover of the issue.
“We started the campaign. According to the law, agreed with the authorities procedure, we could not bring more than 15 people. These 15 people there, but what most attracts us and delights that about 20 more people — it’s just compassionate, they are our party members, members of the liberal democratic party, who came to support this event today,” said Chernyshov.
According to him, the demonstrators are holding posters with the slogan “I Sharlee”, “Cynicism in Russia do not forgive” and “New friends of terrorists?” “We’re holding our posters and cartoons and just a few minutes we will give these cartoons the Embassy as a protest about the cartoons, which publishes the French magazine Charlie Hebdo,” said Chernyshov.
The asset of the Moscow city branch of LDPR intends to demand from the representatives of the French Embassy explanation “cynical mockery of journalists over dead people and their loved ones.”
The largest disaster in the history of Russian and Soviet aviation took place on 31 October: Airbus A321 airline “Kogalymavia”, which was flying from Sharm El Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed in the Sinai. Onboard there were 217 passengers and seven crew members. They all died.