The arrest of the Governor from the liberal democratic party. Zhirinovsky said that to protests in the Khabarovsk his party has nothing to do

The liberal democratic party has nothing to do with the protests that are held in the Russian Khabarovsk after the arrest of the Governor of Khabarovsk Krai, the member of LDPR Sergey Furgala. On 13 July, stated in the Telegram the leader of the party Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

“We support citizens who want to protest against the arrest of Governor or for any other reason. (…) But our basic position is that we are campaigning, people only go on sanctioned events. (…) We have nothing to do with the events in Khabarovsk on July 11-12. It was a spontaneous demonstration, people organized themselves through social networks and went peacefully to Express their opinion, because they were outraged by the sudden arrest of Sergey Furgala. Their indignation was heightened for months in isolation because of the epidemic and by such decisions as raising the retirement age,” he wrote.

According to Zhirinovsky, LDPR representatives of the “organized rallies themselves or take part in other protests, but when it is received by the official permission.”

Furgal was arrested on 9 July. Russia’s investigative Committee considers it to be the organizer of at least one attempted murder and two murders of entrepreneurs in 2004-2005 in the territory of the Khabarovsk territory and Amur region. He officially filed charges. Furgal he categorically rejects them.

July 10, Moscow’s Basmanny court arrested the Governor for two months.

July 11, residents of Khabarovsk gathered for a rally to demand the release of Furgala. According to various estimates, it was attended by 30 to 60 thousand people. People chanted “Freedom!” “Moscow, go away!”, “The far East is ours”, “Putin – resign”, “Putin – the thief” “We are here”.

12 Jul mass marches continued. The government of the province reminded the demonstrators that any mass actions during a pandemic are illegal. First the police did not apply any measures against the demonstrators. Later , the arrests started.

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