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The deputies asked the Prosecutor to verify the dispersal of the St. Petersburg rally on 9 September

Депутаты просят прокурора проверить разгон петербургского митинга 9 сентября

The deputies of St. Petersburg legislative Assembly appealed to the Prosecutor’s office about the dispersal of the rally against the pension reform on Lenin square. A letter addressed to the city Prosecutor Sergei Litvinenko signed by eight MPs from the “Apple”, “Party of Growth” and “Fair Russia”.

MPs asked to initiate a review of the governmental Committee on questions of legality, law and order and security, which first issued a written authorization for the rally, and then canceled it in connection with communal accident, which occurred at a distance from the proposed site. Parliamentarians indicate that “technical impossibility” to hold the action was absent, and there is no legal reason. In addition, the Supervisory authority asked to check the activities of the police and Regardie at the rally, as the guards were spotted in unmotivated use of force. The MPs also point to the illegal closure of one of the vestibules of the metro station “Lenin Square” during a rally.

While at the Prosecutor’s office on 7 September came the message that the rally would be considered illegal. “On the Internet, including through blogs and social networks are actively distributed messages calling for participation 9 September 2018 in the mass public event on Lenin square. The St. Petersburg Prosecutor’s office notes that the Executive authorities of the city holding a public event at a specified location not agreed to in connection with manufacture of repair work, endangering the health of citizens—participants”, — reports the Agency. In Prosecutor’s office emphasize that “unsanctioned public event and participation in it entails liability under the legislation of the Russian Federation”. Thus, the Supervisory Agency immediately found that initially agreed Smolny the rally is illegal.

Police at the rally on September 9 in St. Petersburg acted especially harshly. Have been arrested at least 450 people, many used brutal force, regardless of gender and age. Read more in the article “Rosbalt”.

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