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"Dissent" motorists flew into space

April 12 2009
16:55

After last year's December rally against the increase of customs duties on imported foreign cars avtoprotesty not caused much interest nor journalists, nor the car owners themselves. It was connected, first, that the Far Eastern dealers prefer to be engaged in the business and not empty rallies, and secondly, rinuvshiesya like a tiger on a defenseless deer opposition political parties and movements, which depend to disrupt his jackpot on controversial topic, even those scared away Motorists who genuinely believes that raising taxes in any way affect their welfare.

According to organizers, "All-Russian protest of motorists, 12 April 1935 on the streets of Russian cities were supposed to get thousands of angry car owners. The reality was far more prosaic: the whole country could count about three hundred protesters. In the center avtoprotest - Vladivostok - per share reached 200 people. In Novosibirsk - about 70 "of motorists." In Moscow, the Far East to support their colleagues have agreed to another 30 activists who habitually quiet otmitingovavshih "for show" on the Swamp area. And attempts to head of the Moscow branch of the Federation of Russia Sergey Kanaeva car owners to explain the paucity of stocks allegedly exerted pressure on motorists look again a tribute to the tradition, already someone is paying attention.

Screaming headlines of opposition news websites such as "Riot police violently broke up a rally of motorists" actually turned out to only a description of how the police detained the 10 (!) Participants nesanktsionirovnnogo event. Yes, and those after the preparation of protocols, have been released.

But, what to do, in the tradition of native "dissent" in order to attach more importance to their shares, the smaller the number of participants. Was no exception and Cosmonauts Day, which, as anyone would not like could not rename the day's dissenting motorists.

Olga Nekrasova

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