[Marxism] Unknown Attackers Beat Up Russian Opposition Rally Organizer

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 26 07:53:06 MST 2016


Unknown Attackers Beat Up Russian Opposition Rally Organizer
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
FEB. 26, 2016, 9:39 A.M. E.S.T.

MOSCOW — Russian opposition activists say an organizer of a provincial 
march to commemorate the 2015 slaying of opposition politician Boris 
Nemtsov has been severely beaten.

The opposition is holding rallies across Russia Saturday to commemorate 
one year since Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was gunned down 
just outside the Kremlin. Authorities in several Russian cities have 
denied the protesters permission to rally.

Opposition activist Alexei Tabalov said on Friday that Vyacheslav 
Kislitsin was beaten by unknown attackers in the morning outside the 
factory where he works. He said Kislitsin suffered a heart attack and a 
broken rib and has been hospitalized.

Saturday's protest is expected to be the biggest opposition rally in months.



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