Matvienko has proposed the authorities to actively engage in dialogue with citizens after protests
Moscow. March 29. INTERFAX.RU — the Government should respond to rallies in the country, to engage in dialogue with citizens to understand why they protest, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
“We certainly believe that it is necessary to analyze the situation with the rallies. Absolutely right senators, who spoke about the need to more actively engage in dialogue with different sectors of society,” said Matvienko reporters on Wednesday.
Power should not just say or pretend that nothing is happening. All officials, deputies, senators, the Executive authorities in the regions will definitely have to meet people, to understand why they come to the protests they care about, to discuss ways to address these issues.Valentine Matvienkova Of The Federation Council
According to the speaker of the Federation Council, every city needs to be defined for carrying out of mass actions.
She stressed that under the Constitution citizens have the right to assemble peacefully for rallies, marches, and the authorities at all levels must create conditions so that this right was realized.
Matvienko has reminded that the law spelled out the terms of the promotions, one of them is the coordination of a place of meeting. In addition, the speaker said that for the stock you need to choose the place where meetings will not interfere with the movement of motorists, pedestrians or landscaping.
26 March in many cities of Russia held a protest action against corruption, including not coordinated with the authorities. In some cases, they ended with detentions and arrests. In particular, in Moscow, as previously noted by the HRC, according to various estimates, the unauthorized action took part from 10 to 50 thousand people. At the rally, according to official data of police, were arrested about 500 people. A law enforcement source at the same time, reported “Interfax”, that the number of detainees exceeded a thousand people.