Protests in Khabarovsk began after the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation have detained the Governor of edge Sergey Furgala. He was officially accused of organizing the attempted murder and the two murders of entrepreneurs in 2004-2005 in the territory of the Khabarovsk territory and Amur region. He denies all the charges.
July 10, Basmanny court of Moscow arrested the detainee Governor for two months.
From 11 July in Khabarovsk, began a mass rally in support Furgala. The most massive were the 11th, 18th and 25th July. In them, according to various estimates, was attended by 60 thousand people.
Furgal, former Russian state Duma Deputy from the liberal democratic party. In 2018, won elections of the Governor of the Khabarovsk territory, defeating the candidate of the party “United Russia”.
Locals believe in the politically motivated persecution of the Governor, associating it with his popularity and the loss of the rating of “United Russia” in Khabarovsk Krai, writes “Siberia.Realities”.