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Saturday, October 22, 2016

“In case there are difficulties”: the organizer of “Monstration” Loskutov commented on the decision of the court

Oktyabrsky district court of Novosibirsk has stopped proceedings against the ideology of “Demonstrations” Artem Loskutov for violating the order of holding mass events. Judge Maya rutkiewicz not found in the offense and was sent to the Prosecutor the submission of violations during the preparation of the Protocol. “MK” asked the Loskutova, as he appreciates such a decision.

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“Judging from the course of the meeting and the work of the judges, I thought it was a logical decision, – said the “MK” flaps. – It’s nice that there is a judgment that accepts a just solution”. The organizer of “Monstration” added that the alleged “violation of order of holding mass events” in fact there was a group photo session after the end of the “Demonstrations”.

“But in case there are difficulties,” added the activist. He did not rule out that his punishment of interested representatives of the police Department. “The decision of the first court can be called unreasonable – said rags. – The resolution says that “demonstrations” are no indication of cultural events. But in my backpack is the evidence that “Monstration” has received the Innovation prize from the Ministry of culture as a regional project of contemporary art. That is, the Ministry of culture appreciates and accepts her, and the court — no, this is strange.”

Recall that after the “Demonstrations” on may 1, the Central district court of Novosibirsk Artem Loskutov recognized guilty of organizing unauthorized procession and fined in the amount of 20 thousand rubles. Then in court Loskutov explained that several times served the notice on holding “Demonstrations” as separate events , but to coordinate it was only in the context of the municipality “Selectia”.

After court scraps again was taken to the police station and then to the Oktyabrskiy district court of Novosibirsk. He was indicted on another charge under article 20.2 of the administrative code. This time for “organizing uncoordinated rally on the steps of the library”, where the “monstrance” gathered after the procession, to make a total picture.

Today the court dismissed only on the second episode. The first decision of the court of patches intends to appeal until may 15.

“Monstration” – alternative may day demonstration, which participants wear costumes and carrying placards with comic and absurd slogans. The tradition began in Novosibirsk in 2004 and became one of the landmarks of the city. The first March brought together about 80 people in 2014, 4 thousand people, this year the action was joined by about 2 million members.

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