Occupy Abay

On May 6, 2012, the opposition "March of Millions" in Moscow turned to become the most violent demonstration against the current government, just on the eve of Vladimir Putin's return to presidency. But even though riot police dispersed the protestors, arresting hundreds, people did not leave the streets for days to come. Not being allowed to protest legally, hundreds of people pretended they were just waking the streets of Moscow. Some arrested again and again, sometimes for just wearing white ribbons, a symbol of an opposition. Finally a "wondering protest" found it's place next to the monument to Kazakh poet Abay Kunanbayev on a boulevard in downtown Moscow where people stayed for 8 days. The improvised camp called itself OccupyAbay, borrowing the role model from OccupyWallStreet movement till police evicted the protestors around the sunrise time on May 16. The camp then made an attempt to move to another spot, where it existed for even less time, and few remaining die-hard protestors were said to be still wondering the streets of Moscow for some time.