Demonstrations in Russia against the rigging of parliamentary elections

Demonstrations in Russia against the rigging of parliamentary elections

Irkutsk : Russia | Dec 17, 2011 at 9:58 AM PST
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Moscow protest against rigged State Duma elections, 10th of December, 2011

Approximately 1.5-2 thousand. people demonstrated on Saturday BołotnymSquare in Moscow, demanding the cancellation of election results to the State Duma on 4 December and the tendering of new, and the resignation of the head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Vladimir Czurowa.

Similar demonstrations also took place in several other cities of the Russian Federation. It was attended by several dozen to several hundred people. In the streets of Irkutsk, about 700 people came.

The campaign was organized in Moscow on the democratic party Yabloko. Its leaders have predicted that the square Bołotny come at least 10 thousand. people.

The participants also demanded that Moscow shares the release of all political opponents, railroaded into jails after protests from 5 and 6 December.

CEC said that the election was won, led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, won 49.32 percent. votes, which translated into 238 seats in the 450-local Duma, ie the absolute majority. In the previous Duma it had 315 seats, the most qualified.

The opposition accused the authorities of electoral fraud. Last week on the streets of Moscow against electoral fraud, thousands of people demonstrated. Hundreds have been detained by the police. Many participants in demonstrations beaten. To similar protests in other cities, including St. Petersburg.

The largest protest took place last Saturday in Moscow. It was attended by 25 thousand., And according to some sources - up to 40 thousand. people. Another such instance in the capital of Russia intends to organize opposition December 24.

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Demonstrations in Russia against the rigging of parliamentary elections
Protests in Moscow, photo PAP / EPA
amagda is based in London, England, United Kingdom, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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