While some 100 000 workers paraded in Russia’s administrative capital Moscow on May 1 holding banners “Putin is right”, “Proud of the country”, “Let’s support decisions of our president”, “We will go on vacation to Crimea”, “Luhansk, Donetsk, we are with you”, an anti-war democratic march took place in Russia’s ‘cultural capital’, St. Petersburg.
1500 people took part in the march.
The demonstration was organised by the ‘Democratic Petersburg’ coalition, which managed to obtain a permit for the march. The anthem of Ukraine was sung, as well as Ukrainian national songs.
The protesters carried Ukrainian, Russian, and EU flags.