In St. Petersburg did not support the bill on rallies on Nevsky Prospekt

© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkii G20 on the Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. Archival photoIn St. Petersburg did not support the bill on rallies on Nevsky Prospekt© RIA Novosti / Igor Russak

Legislative Assembly of Saint-Petersburg at the meeting on Wednesday did not support the bill of the Yabloko faction, involving the exclusion of Nevsky Prospekt, Palace and St. Isaac’s square from the list of places where Smoking is prohibited rallies, the press service of the faction.

«The parliamentary majority in the Legislative Assembly of Petersburg has refused to support the bill of the «Yabloko» on the exclusion of the Palace square, Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac’s square from the number of places prohibited to hold meetings, rallies, marches and demonstrations. Voted for the bill 10 deputies», — stated in the message, which States that the bill was supported by deputies representing the CPRF, «Fair Russia» and a «Party of growth».

According to the head of the Yabloko faction, Deputy Boris Vishnevsky, a ban on public rallies on Nevsky Prospekt and the main squares of St. Petersburg has no real reason, is illegal and unconstitutional.

«There are double standards: despite the ban to conduct processions, on Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg with the support of the authorities is held annually in a procession, and on the Palace square every First may you can watch the rally, «United Russia» with participation of first persons of the city,» said Wisniewski, whose words are reported.

According to the city law on meetings, rallies, demonstrations, processions and picketing, Saint-Petersburg, such events are forbidden on the Palace square, St. Isaac’s square and Nevsky Prospekt «in order to protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, the rule of law, order and public safety».