Participants of the protest action during a prayer. Magas, October 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Yakub Gogiev for the "Caucasian Knot"

15 October 2018, 23:49

Protesters set up a tent city in Ingush capital

A tent camp has been set up in front of the building of the "Ingushetia" National TV and Radio Company, where activists are holding their rally. Catering facilities have been also arranged.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that starting from October 4, Magas hosts the protest action against the change in the border with Chechnya. The authorities of the republic sanctioned it until October 17. The action in Magas is a unique example of the struggle of residents for their rights, noted activists from Kabardino-Balkaria.

The participants of the protest action demand the referendum on the border issue and the resignation of the Ingush leader, who signed the agreement with Chechnya. The "Caucasian Knot" reports the chronicle "Protests in Ingushetia: the chronicle of the change in the border with Chechnya".

At the place where the rally takes place, catering facilities have appeared, and national dishes are being prepared there. Some women bring food and share it with policemen on duty around the clock. The protesters themselves clean up the garbage, the "Interfax" reports.

Since the beginning of the rally, the law enforcement bodies of Ingushetia have not registered a single offence.

The protesters have declared they do not intend to stop their action until their demands are met. According to a source from the law enforcement bodies of Ingushetia, at its peak, on October 12, the rally in Magas gathered up to 15,000 people, the "Ekho Moskvy" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 15, 2018 at 06:20 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

All news

January 19, 2021 13:42

January 19, 2021 13:26

January 19, 2021 10:33

  • Makhachkala residents blame bureaucrats for garbage collapse

    In the conditions of a garbage collapse, the Makhachkala communal services have to load the garbage manually or with the help of tractors and take it out in ordinary trucks, since they have no specialized machinery, the "Makhachkala-1" municipal institution has explained. Both performers and officials are to blame for the garbage collapse, local residents assert.

January 19, 2021 10:31

January 19, 2021 08:15

  • Tumso disputes on Navalny with Dagestani blogger

    On the eve of Alexei Navalny's return to Russia, Kurban Askandarov, a popular Dagestani blogger, had criticized Alexei, to which Tumso Abdurakhmanov, a well-known Chechen blogger, has treated in his new video this fact as an example of deliberate discrediting of Navalny in the Caucasus.

News archive