Moscow Prohibits Nemtsov Tribute Rally

Russia | February 28, 2015, Saturday // 12:49|  views

A worker cleans the site of the murder of Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow, Russia, February 28, 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Local officials in the Russian capital Moscow have refused to allow a mourning march in memory of oppositioner Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday evening.

Aleksey Mayorov, a municipal public safety official, says only the government is currently able to respond to a demand by opposition activists who wish to hold the rally in Moscow's central area.

An "anti-crisis march" was to be held Sunday in another location of the city, but organizers announced after Nemtsov's murder they would only pay tribute to the opposition leader in central Moscow.

In Mayorov's words cited by, the local authorities need at least three days to work on a request. 

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