Moscow police have said they will not allow radical opposition leader Eduard Limonov to stage a banned anti-Kremlin rally on Triumfalnaya Square on Thursday.
Limonov, who has faced off with fellow activists over the Strategy 31 cause, was denied approval even as Lyudmila Alexeyeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, was given the go-ahead for a 3,000-strong rally on nearby Pushkinskaya Square.
Limonov said he would organize the rally regardless of City Hall’s rejection of his application to hold his alternative event.
“Given Limonov’s repeated calls in the mass media, police will have every right to detain Limonov and other provocateurs,” Moscow police spokesman Viktor Biryukov told reporters on Wednesday.
Limonov previously accused Alexeyeva of sucking up to the Kremlin by agreeing to…