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(en) Russia, bo-ak, Fighter Anarchist: Violations of the election. Protests in Primorye [machine translation]

Date Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:35:31 +0300

The second day continues unauthorized protests in the Primorsky Territory, arrogantly caused, even by Russian standards, by manipulation of the elections of the head of the region. ---- Recall, on September 16, the second round of elections took place, according to the results of which, up to the counting of 99% of the votes, the Communist Party's protest, opposition candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Andrei Ishchenko was the leader (and this despite the full support given to United Russia by the incumbent authorities "flew Vladimir Putin). ---- However, upon reaching this percentage, the data on the website of the regional election commission ceased to be updated for several hours. When the result was published, United Russia Tarasenko won. And his competitor Ischenko even worsened his performance. The turnout percentage for some polling stations has also changed, reaching 100%.

September 17, residents of Vladivostok and nearby cities began to gather in the square in front of the administration building. Also held a rally in Ussuriysk. The failed governor called on fellow citizens for an indefinite protest ("We must all unite and stand on this square until the CEC decides to cancel the election results!") And even went on a hunger strike.

However, in the evening of that day, he refused to go on hunger strike and organize a perpetual tent camp (at the request of Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov), and instead offered to gather in the square every evening until the results are revised. And also he continued the so beloved Communist Party of the Russian Federation since the time of the 90s the song "we have gathered facts about violations and will go to court", which did not lead to anything earlier and could hardly bring about any significant changes now.

Such behavior of pseudo-opposition is not a surprise for us, and, we hope, will open the eyes of those who still maintain faith in the current political system and pseudo-democracy.

Turning away from politically inclined persons, we want to say that even though we, as anarchists, do not consider "fair" elections as a remedy for the ills of society , we fully support the self-organized protests of people without regard to power and permission.

And we can only hope that during this struggle people realize that the only way to achieve social progress in modern Russia is revolutionary . And that it is necessary to fight not for "fair" elections, but for the complete breakdown of the existing system of oppression and the transition to a genuine - direct democracy.

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