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"Hemp March" is over before it began

May 5 2007

In the area of the monument Okudzhava on Old Arbat Street in Moscow, police arrested 12 people. It is reported that they intended to participate in the so-called "Hemp march" aimed at promoting the legalization of soft drugs.

Reason for detention in the police called "avoiding the march" because the authorities were not allowed to organize such an event.

It is reported that "the protesters managed to deploy only on Stary Arbat banner with the slogan" For the legalization of marijuana! "As they came down the police and detained six people."

Earlier, the organizers of the march to the authorities offered a choice of three routes of movement: from Lubyanka Square in Myasnitskaya street from Pushkin Square to Turgenev and Turgenev Square on Yauza Boulevard, but city authorities were not allowed to conduct "Hemp march." Reports

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