[Marxism] Call for Solidarity: Demo outside Russian Embassy in London in Support of Russian Political Prisoners, February 23, 2 p.m.

Thomas Campbell avvakum at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 22:45:17 MST 2014


For comrades in and around London. And please repost wherever possible.

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URGENT CALL FOR SOLIDARITY!!!

Stop the Show Trials! Free Political Prisoners in Russia!

While the Russian government celebrates the closing of the Olympics in
Sochi, in Moscow, eight arrested activists are found guilty after two years
of show trials. Pressure from the international community has already
helped to amnesty several people. Let's show our solidarity with political
prisoners! Let's stop the show trials and persecution of activism in
Russia!

We will meet near the Russian Embassy on the day of the Olympics closing
ceremony, 23 February, Sunday, 2 PM. Come and join us!

Background:

Following mass demonstrations in 2011-12, Russian police have arrested
dozens of activists - socialists, anarchists, human rights campaigners,
ecologists, as well as ordinary citizens who oppose the Putin regime. This
is exemplary punishment aimed against a wave of social movements that has
been energising a new generation of post-Soviet activists. The
demonstration on 6 May 2012 was a legally sanctioned rally that took place
on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow. However, it ended with brutal police
violence and mass arrests. Of thousands who protested against mass election
forgeries, hundreds were kettled by police. More than a dozen of them have
been kept in pre-trial detention for over a year.

More info here:

http://6may.org/en/<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2F6may.org%2Fen%2F&h=2AQEyWEHm&enc=AZN2YVkypL8NHIXH7XTtQjC8eK7l9a8MMsW3IWG1vb0xxSghCpMO7A6ra6uZO3fRSsU&s=1>

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/anti-kremlin-putin-protesters-guilty-verdict-court<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2014%2Ffeb%2F21%2Fanti-kremlin-putin-protesters-guilty-verdict-court&h=VAQFQAWZB&enc=AZOLOtMiHnXXmJV8rMI429EiMXQoJ03t3rAQGVOs23zD9o_5cwjMLj_cq_rf4x3KcYg&s=1>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolotnaya_Square_case


Address: 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QP
Picket will take place on the BAYSWATER RD (google map often gives a view
on the park)

Event in Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/424869867659862/?notif_t=plan_user_joined



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