‘Anticapitalism 2017’ was stopped at the root: Lakeev, Udaltsov, Limonov detained
By Dmitry Cherny
September 23: Today in Moscow, the “Anticapitalism-2017” march was to begin at at the Chekhovskaya Metro station, with an end rally planned at the monument to Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya. The notice was filed on time with the mayor’s office, but the mayor’s office behaved strangely: it delayed with an answer, and when it refused, did not offer any other routes for the march.
The left forces, in turn, believed they had the right to hold a march in the form of a people’s festival. They had to start right next to the Federal Agency for Mass Communications (it seems, this is the name of the agency housed where Rachmaninoff lived). Dozens of journalists and cameramen who came to the scene witnessed, however, something far from a people’s festival, but people’s repression.
|Sergei Udaltsov detained by police while crossing the street.|
|Comrades of Communist Youth Union detained.|
We offer this first report and video. At the detention of Udaltsov (in a brief film clip recorded by a member of the Left Front, Oleg Mokryakov) it can be clearly seen that there were no violations of the law, but a politically pre-established script was carried out by a policeman (who even knew the slang word “anticap”). We’re going to the Tverskoy police department to help our comrades Udaltsov and Limonov there. The rest — Lakeev, LF activist Aleksey Vorontsov and many others, are in the Basmanny police department.
Video of Udaltsov’s detention:
Translated by Greg Butterfield