Moscow authorities decline central route for protest march
7.09.12 17:47 By News Dept.
Moscow mayor's office has refused to approve the opposition's application to hold a rally on September 15. The city administration did not agree with the route the opposition chose. The organizers of the "March of millions" applied for a very central route – from Belorussky railway station, along Tverskaya street
Moscow's administration offered an alternative, a less central, route to the opposition. They suggested a march from Luzhniki stadium in the South west of the city to the Andreevskiy bridge and an end the march with a rally on the Frunzenskaya embankment, Alexey Mayorov from the mayor's office said to RIA Novosti on Friday.
"We do not agree with this decision and will strive get an approved rally within the Garden ring," one of the opposition rally organizers, Sergey Udaltsov, said.
Centrally located Tverskaya Street has never been approved as a route for opposition marches. The only march that took place there was held by the ruling United Russia party supporters in May 2012.
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