Russian Opposition to Bring 'March of Millions' Closer to Kremlin

World | May 18, 2012, Friday // 18:45|  views

Russian Leftist`s leader Sergei Udaltsov (R) gestures while talking to one of liberal opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov (L) as they take part in the so-called `million people march` against the inauguration as president of Vladimir Putin, Moscow, Russia, 0

The Russian opposition wants its next "March of Millions" protest rally scheduled for the Day of Russia, June 12, to be held closer to the Kremlin in the Russian capital Moscow.

Sergey Udaltsov, the leader of the Left Front opposition movement said in his Twitter on Friday, that the rally should be allowed to proceed from Tverskaya Zastava Square to Borovitskaya Square near the Kremlin on June 12.

Udaltsov said the protest would be organized by the same people as the May 6 protest that ended in violence and clashes with police when the protesters tried to break the police lines and move the event closer to the Kremlin, something that had not been agreed with the city authorities.

"The route is from Tverskaya Zastava to Borovitskaya Square. The march starts at 3:00 p.m. and the meeting at 5:00," Udaltsov said in his blog, as cited by RIA Novosti.

Udaltsov was put under administrative arrest on May 9 for 15 days for failing to obey police orders as he took part in an unsanctioned Occupy-style protest against the return of President Vladimir Putin to power.

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