Photo: simeri In Moscow protesting against the blocking of anonymizers
The campaign came, according to various estimates, from one to two thousand people.
In Moscow started the rally for Internet freedom, whose members oppose censorship and demand to cancel article 282 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation, reports the jellyfish.
According to the newspaper, the action was attended by about two thousand people. In a press-service of the Moscow police told Interfax that the rally of about one thousand.
A third of the protesters – the supporters of the nationalist movements, and the rest – activists of Parnassus, libertarians, supporters of the Pirate party and Democratic choice, the correspondent of the portal.
Immediately after the start of the rally were detained girls, who unfurled rainbow flags. According to the activists, detained 11 people.
The campaign “For free Internet” on Sakharov Avenue, the detention pic.twitter .com/Kv1N2Tx8C1
— The open (@openrussia_org) 26 Aug 2017
It is noted that before the action, police cut out the word “bastards” from a poster with the inscription “the Internet is not taken away, the bastards.” This poster placed on the stage.
— Alexey Navalny (@navalny) 26 Aug 2017
A similar rally was held in Moscow on 23 July. The participants, among other things,demanded the resignation of the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov.
On 21 July the state Duma adopted the law on the regulation of the work of instant messengers and on the prohibition of the means of site blocking, which will enter into force on 1 January 2018 and 1 November 2017 respectively.
According to a report by human rights organization Freedom House, Russia is among the top twenty countries with “not free Internet”.