Degtyarev called Khabarovsk police most polite
Acting Governor of Khabarovsk Krai Mikhail Degtyarev urged the participants of the unauthorized actions do not provoke the police, and local police called the most polite.
"I believe that... legitimate and peaceful methods of political struggle, participation in any sanctioned or agreed (rallies) are quite acceptable and normal. Security forces – we are on the performance met – in a difficult position. Formally, the law is violated. I am ready minimize. It should have been a two-way street. Here is the most polite police... do Not provoke the police," - said Degtyarev told reporters.
He noted that he could not give the order to disperse the rally. "This order the Governor to give can't... in any region, except the Republic", - said Degtyarev.
Despite the ban on mass actions because of the pandemic, in the Khabarovsk region from July 11 to pass daily unauthorized rallies in support of ex-Governor Sergey Furgala. Some of the participants come to share without masks. The authorities have warned of the dangers of mass events and that in the region occupied by patients 90% of the beds in COVID-hospitals.
Furgala was detained July 9, employees SK and FSB, he is charged with involvement in the activities of local criminal gangs and the killings in 2000-ies. Immediately after the detention of the head of region has sent to Moscow. Moscow's Basmanny court arrested him for two months, contains Furgal in the SIZO "Lefortovo", pleads not guilty. The President of the Russian Federation of 20 July Furgala sent in resignation in connection with loss of trust.