More than 12 thousand Muscovites gathered to protest for a free Internet and against the lock Telegram

In Moscow on Sakharov Avenue a thousand protesters came to protest against the blocking of the messenger Telegram. According to the organization «White counter», as of 15:30 in place of holding stocks gathered 12.3 thousand participants. The police missed the people exclusively through the metal detector.

By 15:30 on the territory of the rally for #Telegram in AK. Sakharov in Moscow were 12.3 thousand participants.
After 15:30 allowed several groups a total of less than a hundred people. Frame removed.

— #Beliscity (@WhiteCounter) April 30, 2018

Now the framework.

— #Beliscity (@WhiteCounter) April 30, 2018

As the main organizer of the event was the Creator of Telegram and vkontekta are a social network Pavel Durov — 29 April, he called on the people to Express the howl of citizenship.

«This is a historic opportunity for Muscovites to Express a common position. The day after tomorrow may be too late…Someone will say that the rally will not change anything. This is not so. Russia is at a crossroads – a full-scale censorship has not yet been introduced. If we don’t act, Russia will lose the Telegram and other popular services. Your active participation can change the course of history,» he wrote in his telegram to the Russian-speaking channel.

Alexei Navalny: «Actions always make sense, because the government always need to push!» #DigitalResistance

— Bulk is LIVE (@navalnylive) April 30, 2018

On Sakharov Avenue held a rally in support of free Internet and anti-lock Telegram

Edward Drozd (@olshan75) April 30, 2018

On Sunday, the eve of the planned protests, the Russian users of social networks staged a flash mob, launching paper airplanes in protest against the blocking of the popular messenger.

Recall that the reason for blocking Telegram was the refusal of its creators to provide the FSB encryption keys that would allow the secret services to read the correspondence of users. April 12, a lock issued by Roskomnadzor, and April 13, the Tagansky district court of Moscow has accepted the corresponding resolution.


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