Opposition Leaders Announce March through Moscow ‘In Memory of Nemtsov’

The original peace rally has been canceled. Instead, demonstrators will march this afternoon in memory of Boris Nemtsov

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The peace march planned for today has been canceled; instead, opposition leaders are planning to march through Moscow “in memory of Boris Nemtsov”. Via Reuters

Announcing a new plan after Nemtsov’s death, Leonid Volkov, one of the organizers, said: “The march in the Marino district which we had planned – a positive march with flags and balloons – does not fit this tragic moment and the magnitude of Nemtsov’s persona, as well as the magnitude of the red line we have now crossed and which we have not yet recognized.”

The opposition said Moscow city authorities had approved the march from 3 p.m. (1200 GMT), allowing for up to 50,000 people, though the organizers say more could show up to march alongside the River Moskva.



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