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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Anti-capitalism failed: the walk of the “left” of the opposition was held to the paddywagon

March “anti-capitalism”, which takes place in Moscow every autumn at the initiative of the non-system left, this time did not take place, instead, in the centre of the city passed oppositional “walks”, for most people, short.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The organizers, including this time the leader “the Left front” Sergey Udaltsov who has served a prison sentence, has filed an application to hold a March from Strastnoy Boulevard. They refused, noting, in addition, that in the whole of Moscow to this day there are no available sites.

Then the left decided to go for a walk on a chosen route and urged supporters to go out in the format of “folk festivals”.

Moscow authorities unlawfully agreed not to “anti-capitalism-2017″. But the truth is on our side!” – said Udaltsov and called out on Passionate 23 September. Thus, the leader of the left opposition has repeated the strategy of his former colleague Alexei Navalny. However, despite the criticism that Udaltsov was brought down on Bulk for the last time, passed on his initiative, in March and June uncoordinated action he supported.

In comparison with walks, organized Navalny, “Antikap” was much malochislennye. Although the action was attended by many left-wing movements, each of them was represented by several people.

Near metro Chekhovskaya participants ‘ walking action was waiting for paddy wagons and a police detachment. At the exit of the station was arrested and taken to the police station Sergei Udaltsov. After he gave a short press interview, he was approached by the chief of police with a request not to repair the transgression and not to gather people on the street. Udaltsov, having relevant experience in prison, talked to him in my own way, that did not prevent his imminent arrest. Together with Udaltsov in a paddy wagon sent five more, note they chanted slogans and they had no banners. In the process of arrest, the protesters behaved peacefully and did not resist. A little more radical than the rest were supporters of the writer, the leader of “Other Russia” Eduard Limonov, but they stayed peaceful. Limonov suffered the exact same fate as all the protests, which he visits almost immediately he was taken to the office.

Also matured over the past years, “NBP”, I participated in the campaign, the supporters of the left ideas of the number of pensioners and a dozen of those who looked like students. True, hipsters they were not called, rather, we are talking about young people stuck in sub-cultural currents of the nineties: they listen Letov, wearing bandanas with the hammer and sickle t-shirts with Tsoi.

“Be realistic, demand the impossible”, – reads the inscription on the “Left front”, are glued to the pole. Maybe someone of the activists uvdal quote in sotssetyah authored by Lenin.

After an hour, almost on Chekhov did not police the streets again took ordinary citizens strolling in the day, from shelters returned distributors of leaflets. By this time it was aware of the 43 detainees.


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