Ally Navalny Calls for Protest in Gardens
An ally of the recently convicted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is calling on Russians to protest in their own gardens on Sunday evening against the government and the imprisonment of Navalny.
Leonid Volkov asks all protesters to turn on the flashlight on the cell phone when they protest.
In recent weeks, thousands of people have been arrested in large-scale demonstrations throughout Russia. The new form of protest aims to prevent the police from approaching so that people are not arrested. This was previously done in Belarus.
The protest starts at 6 p.m. Dutch time (8 p.m. Moscow) and should last fifteen minutes. Volkov mainly wants to focus on social media with this protest.
He calls on participants in the demonstration to take photos and post them on social media. He hopes that people will see that many Russians want to change.
Navalny is a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin. Navalny is now in jail for violating the terms of his parole, but his supporters say it was a political trial. He must be in jail for at least two years and eight months.