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Joined from thirty cities.

In Russia this Wednesday is may day March “Monstration 2019”. According to the ideologist of the action and the organizer of the event in Novosibirsk, Artyom Loskutov, Said that this year will be joined by thirty cities, reports “Radio Freedom”.

Loskutov wrote in social media that the authorities of Novosibirsk without problems agreed on a route March in the center, while officials in other cities tried to either deny it or provide playgrounds in the suburbs.

Participants of the rally in Novosibirsk, heading the column, carried a red banner marked “Khan” and later changed it to purple with the words “the City we need, not this rag”.

the city we need and not this rag pic.twitter.com/14UBUp5NlC

Artem Loskutov (@kissmyba) may 1, 2019.

The head of the Department of culture, sports and youth policy of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk Anna Tereshkova told that the “demonstrations” this year, involved about 1,200 people.

In Tomsk “Monstration” was held today for the second time. In the procession was attended by about a hundred people. They chanted “Here could be your slogan,” and “Every Monstrance mandate,” according to TV-2. The main slogan: “I love Tomsk YAM!”.

In Omsk “Monstration” was held for the eleventh time. The event was coordinated and brought together about 70 people.

The first city, which today held a “Monstration” was the Vladivostok. Due to the bad weather it brought together about 10 people. As reported the correspondent of “Siberia.Realities”, the participants Said that walking in a column with the Communists, which was released on may day demonstration. In Khabarovsk people were at times more, according to the organizers, about 200 people.

In Krasnoyarsk on Monstration was attended by about fifty people. Input from the participants in the police checked the inscriptions on the posters. If the banner does not suit them – asked him to get, the correspondent of “Siberia.Realities”.

The main slogan in Barnaul. Expected. #Monstration pic.twitter.com/qBtHUGbhLL

— Eugene Gaida (@Silpheone) may 1, 2019.

In Barnaul came to the event declared their city the “Center of the World” and with the banner passed under the control of the MVD at one of the Central streets.

“Monstration” – may day youth procession with elements of absurdist carnival – held in Novosibirsk in 2004. In 2011, her ideology Artem Loskutov received the award in the field of contemporary art “Innovation”. In 2015 the city hall for the first time refused to agree to share. Then Loskutov was arrested for 10 days, finding him guilty of organizing an unsanctioned rally and failure to comply with police officers. In 2016, the court fined the activist for 20 thousand rubles on charges of violating the procedure of organization of public events.

In 2018, the “Monstration” was held in 22 cities of Russia and the world, including in Estonia, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.