On April 26, for the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe, the opposition held their traditional rally “Chernobylsky shlyakh” (Chernobyl way). City authorities allowed a memorial march and rally afterwards.
A little less than one thousand people protested against the building of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant. They also discussed political issues: the release of political prisoners and a boycott of the upcoming September parliamentary elections.
The rally started near the National Academy of the Sciences building.
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