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(en) Russia, avtonom: "Children of cops hate cops": speech of Alexei Polikhovich at a rally on August 10 [machine translation]

Date Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:18:59 +0300

One of the speakers at the rally on August 10 in Moscow was the anarchist and former prisoner of the "Swamp business" Alexei Polikhovich. Here is the print version of his speech: ---- Hey people ---- My name is Alexei Polikhovich, and I spent three years, three months and three days in the case of the riots in Bolotnaya Square. I served for grabbing the riot police by the hands with which they beat the demonstrators. And now I'm standing in front of you because I'm furious. ---- I am furious that history is repeating itself. I am furious that anonymous people in helmets, masks and armor hit the defenseless on the streets of Moscow. They beat again, and again find themselves unpunished. I am furious that Moscow is occupied by attack aircraft, which consider us all enemies of Russia.

I saw them. I saw a man in a helmet, furiously beating a lying and screaming guy with a club. I saw flocks of such people in helmets attacking peacefully standing people. The only danger for someone on July 27 was represented by law enforcement officers. It is they.

They learned to beat us - and then they learned to tolerate in courts how painful it was for an abandoned plastic cup, the touch of our warm, tender hands, how painful it was for the slogan "Garbage - Shame on Russia." They cry in their anonymous cowardly telegram channels that they are real Russian men, and we are paid provocateurs. Hey guys, what is it like to be patient in courts for students, candidates of sciences, bloggers, TV directors, volunteers? What will your children say about these stories when they grow up? Your children will hate you. Children of cops - hate cops!

I am furious that once every seven years a ship of the Investigative Committee comes to Moscow and takes young people to the Cretan labyrinth, a sacrifice to the Minotaur. To Athens - to Moscow - remained a peaceful city of barbecue festivals. So that the fugitives and traitors from Berkut could practice with impunity a fencing baton on our bodies. So that Colonel Kusyuk could still wear his mustache on our land and command the dispersal of peaceful demonstrations.

They come every seven years and take this sacrifice from us all. So here. Today I am furious and want you to feel the rage too. I want you - we all - to become Ariadne for so far the thirteen guys who have already been imprisoned in the riot case. I believe that we can handle it. After Golunov - I believe - that we have the strength to throw a thread that will lead the guys out of the labyrinth of prisons, ships and garbage lawlessness.

How many people are there now? Many thousands. I want to see these thousands under the windows of the Basmanny Court - here very close to the Basmanny Court. I am not a supporter of Navalny, I do not believe in elections, I am just a Russian anarchist. A simple Russian man. I want us to shout to all the bites, the Moscow election commission, riot police, cops, judges and bureaucrats. You fucking! They are fucking crazy! They are fucking crazy!

Support people in prison. Come home and write them a letter in jail. Throw off money for transfers and the lawyer. Find a person with a box in the crowd now - this is my accomplice in the Bolotnaya case, Volodya Akimenkov, throw him at political prisoners. Talk about it and go to court - the rally under the windows of the court should not end.

Remember their names. Remember their names not as the names of victims or heroes, but as the names of your friends who will be home soon. Shout them out:

Alexey Minyailo

Vladislav Barabanov

Kirill Zhukov

Egor Zhukov

Ivan Podkopaev

Samariddin Rajapov

Evgeny Kovalenko

Sergey Abanichev

Daniel Conon

Sergey Fomin

Aydar Gubaidulin

Danila the Fugitive

Dmitry Vasiliev

Pavel Ustinov

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