On the Barricades

(Via Openspace.Ru)

Assembly, May 16, 2012, Moscow. Oleksiy Radynski shot this film at Barrikadnaya, where a clash with police turned into an experiment in self-organization.

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Meanwhile, in “Russia’s fascism capital”©, city officials suddenly closed St. Isaac’s Square, which anti-Putin protesters have been occupying since May 7. The official reason for the closure is a “routine maintenance” of the square’s gravel paths. Maintenance work is scheduled to last until May 27. Protesters have reportedly vowed to remain in the square unless they are removed by force, although they are also considering to nearby Alexandrovsky Park.

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Filed under activism, film and video, political repression, protests, Russian society, urban movements (right to the city)

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