- 60 min.
Moscow protests in the summer of 2019, caused by the exclusion of independent candidates from the elections to the Moscow City Duma, were brutally dispersed by riot police and the National Guard. The peaceful protest actions on July 27 and August 3, which brought thousands of people outraged by the injustice to the central streets of Moscow, inspired and made many bolder, despite the arrests and the large criminal trial called the “Moscow case”. The persecution has mobilized new forces of solidarity among professional human rights defenders and grassroots activists, especially young ones. Supporting political prisoners has become a fashionable pastime. How long?