Europe

May 15, 2012

Moscow Writers’ March a success as peace breaks out

The relative success of Sunday's "Writer's March" through the streets of Moscow -- not in terms of overall numbers, perhaps, but as a sterling example of non-violent protest -- was cheering.

Matthew Clayfield

Journalist, critic, screenwriter and playwright

The relative success of Sunday’s “Writers’ March” through the streets of Moscow — not in terms of overall numbers, perhaps, but certainly as example of non-violent protest — was cheering.

After last Sunday’s protester-instigated violence and the disproportionate police response that followed, it was heartening to see images coming out of the capital that recalled the high spirits and optimism of February’s Great White Ring protest, which saw 30,000 members of the urban middle-class hold hands to create a human chain around one of the city’s major ring roads. Indeed, with the exception of a few minor flash mob actions last month, the protest was the first since before the presidential election not to end in a series of arrests.

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

1 comments

Leave a comment

One thought on “Moscow Writers’ March a success as peace breaks out

  1. Roberto Tedesco

    Just the one writer then?

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...