The police cut out the word “jerks” from a banner on the stage saying “You won’t take away our Internet, jerks”.
Representatives of Russian opposition groups took part in the rally. They are demanding preserving the privacy of correspondence, stopping regulation of the net, cancellation of the Yarovaya law, and the law on the right to be forgotten. They also demand rehabilitation of those under criminal investigation for likes and shares on the social networks, and giving free access to information on property of officials, as well as the resignation of The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) Aleksandr Zharov.
According to different sources, from one to two thousand people took part in the rally.
When the rally has just begun, two young women, who put up rainbow flags, were arrested. According to the activists’ data, eleven people were arrested in the rally.