Snowden commented on June 12 protests in Russia

Snowden commented on June 12 protests in Russia

A former employee of the national security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden has published a photo of a poster from a protest, on which was written the passage of the Constitution, and added that these people protect the main law and not the laws of men.

About this Snowden said in his microblog on Twitter.

“Where ever you go, remember that the Constitution can not protect the people’s paper. Rather, it is the people protect the Constitution,” wrote Snowden.

On one of the published photos you can see that on the poster, the girls wrote on article 29.1 of the Constitution “Everyone is guaranteed freedom of thought and speech”.

On a day of mass arrests for “unsanctioned protest,” girls make signs from Russia’s constitution. (Photos via @NatVasilyevaAP & @max_katz)

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) 12 Jun 2017.

“In day of mass arrests for “unauthorized protest” girls write of Russian Constitution”, said the former NSA employee.

Anti-corruption rally on Tverskaya street in Moscow took place on 12 June. Initially the event was coordinated with the municipality of the capital and was to be held on Sakharov Avenue, but later the head of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny urged its members to gather to “walk” on Tverskaya. The authorities estimate, per share came to 5 thousand people, according to “OVD-info”, the police detained about 750 people. At the same time, the interior Ministry announced the arrest of 650 participants of the action in Moscow and St. Petersburg.