The Prosecutor’s office has blocked the page “March against hatred” which is annually held in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg activists reported the lock to their group “Vkontakte”, dedicated to the “March against hatred” which the authorities of St.-Petersburg refused to agree. However, the rally in memory of slain scientist-the anti-fascist Nikolai Girenko will take place in the form of single pickets.
“The General Prosecutor has blocked “Vkontakte” group of the “March against hatred” in memory of an employee of the Kunstkammer, scientist and anti-fascist Nikolai Girenko. After the attempted kidnapping by the police, one of the applicants, stocks and stolen the March, no one else, it seems, did not expect,” – said in the message posted in another group marching from the “LGBT groups”.
The event was held on October 29. March participants gather each year to pass a procession through the city and to protest the growth of xenophobia and intolerance. The event is dedicated to the memory of the murdered by neo-Nazis scientist and human rights activist Nikolai Girenko and is held in St. Petersburg since 2004.
“Is forbidden by the authorities of the March and March, as last year, according to the traditional places of the “March against hatred” (Vasilievsky island, Kunstkamera, Sakharov square), on 29 October, the afternoon will host the walk, which will be interspersed with pickets, matching not required”, – said the organizers.
Recent years activists regularly have problems with the coordination of the “March against hatred”. This week one of the organizers, LGBT activist Peter Stekanov, was detained by police and released after a few hours without a Protocol, reports “the Media”. On the same day at the community center, which collaborates with the activists, were searched. Stekanov while the detainee was in the police station, the police seized from the office of the center materials prepared for the March.
Nikolai Girenko was killed in St. Petersburg on 19 June 2004 in his own apartment. He was one of the leading experts on the problems of racism and nationalism and advised law enforcement agencies in the investigation of criminal cases.