Dec 15, 2008

90 Arrested at Opposition Rally in Moscow

What's your next move Kasparov?


CNN: Police detained 90 people Sunday at an unsanctioned political opposition rally organized by former chess champion Garry Kasparov, the Moscow police press service said. Eduard Limonov, a founder of an opposition coalition called The Other Russia, was also among the organizers, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.

Kasparov, who is chairman of the United Civil Front party, "said it was impossible to reform" the regime of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to the Web site. Kasparov said the country's worsening economic situation was putting Russia "on the edge of catastrophe."

A spokesman for Moscow City Hall told Interfax Kasparov and Limonov had been offered places to hold a rally, "but they again deliberately staged provocations and called on their supporters to attend unauthorized events."

2 comments:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

90 people get shoved into vans, and it doesn't get reported in the Russian press?

Weird.

The Economist painted such a bright picture of the Russian press.

Graham Dumas said...

Wait, wait, I know what his next move will be!!! Travel back in time to 1980, steal Lech Walesa's idea for a social movement, apply the moniker to Russia's troubled and disparate opposition movement, and solve all the world's ills. Check and MATE!

Seriously, "Solidarity"?! Come ON!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/russia/newsid_7781000/7781152.stm