August 31 – to the Freedom Square

A regular protest 31-Strategy rally for freedom of assembly (Article 31 of the Russian Constitution) will be held August 31. As before the Smolny has turned down the application to stage the action and of course the authorities try to break up the demonstration, but anyway the 31ers are determined to walk into the square at Gostiny Dvor on Tuesday at 18.00.

There is also another rally for freedom of assembly held by the liberal democratic forces (“Jabloko”, United Civil Front, “Solidarnost”) that will take place in spite of turndown of the autorities at 19.00 on the Palace Square.