Skip to comments.Out of sight: Communists stage 1st Sochi protest
Posted on 02/03/2014 3:43:06 AM PST by cunning_fish
SOCHI, Russia (AP) In the shadows of an elevated highway, inside an out-of-the-way park, a hardy band of local Communist Party members staged the first formal protest of the Sochi Olympics.
Miss it? That's not surprising. About 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the nearest Olympic venue, a handful of curious onlookers, a few mothers pushing young children in carriages, two TV cameras and a sprinkling of uniformed and plain-clothed police were there to witness Igor Vasiliev, leader of Sochi Communist Party Branch, and six supporters stage a peaceful rally on Saturday.
Russian authorities are allowing public demonstrations during the Olympics, but there's unlikely to be massed angry mobs of people protesting against the kind of issues in Russia that have gained international attention ahead of the games.
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So, what exactly are they protesting?
Nothing really..they are trying to raise money/awareness for a cause.