The city authorities refused to coordinate meeting against the decriminalization of beating

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Moscow authorities refused to agree to hold a rally against the decriminalization of domestic violence on Bolotnaya square. Response of the Moscow Department of regional security and combating corruption posted on the event page in Facebook.

In the mayor’s office decided that in this place there is no ground for holding a public event with the stated number of participants. “Besides, the rally on Bolotnaya square will interfere with the movement of pedestrians and vehicles, restrict access of Muscovites to the infrastructure, violate the rights of citizens not participating in the event,” — said in a letter to the Department.

The organizers are planning to submit a new application to hold the event on 4 February in the Park “Sokolniki”. The refusal of the Department will be challenged in court.

The rally was scheduled to be held on January 28 on Bolotnaya square. The declared number of participants — thousand people.

January 11, the state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill transferring home perfect for the first time a beating from the category of criminal offences to administrative offences. For repeated beatings citizens will be prosecuted on criminal charges.