Penza Communists join countrywide protest in Russia
Penza, 6 February 2016. PenzaNews. The members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in Penza have joined the countrywide protest campaign organized by the CPRF in many regions in February 3-6.
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The protest organized in the public garden by the Penza city cuckoo clock in the morning of Saturday, February 6, was not very numerous, and attracted about 50 people altogether.
The protesters were holding banners reading: “We Oppose Capital Repair Bills!”, “We Oppose Paid Medicare!”, “We Oppose Privatization!”, “For Government of National Trust!”, “For Nationalization!”, “For Progressive Tax Scale!”, “For Free Medicare And Education!”, and more.
In his address to the crowd, Georgy Kamnev, first secretary of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, recalled how a year ago Russia clashed with new troubles in economy that mostly hit the regular people.
“Such is the trend worldwide – the poor get poorer, the rich richer,” he noted.
The leader of the Penza Communists highlighted the fact that the authorities began to use the phrase “Let’s hold a little longer” more often, and yet the state of affairs only worsens with time.
“Our proposal is in coming to social justice. The mineral resources, the riches that ought to belong to the nation, must be in the treasury and bring profit into the treasury,” Georgy Kamnev stressed.
“There is only one party which stands for the needs of the people, which supports the people, which comes from the people and works for the people,” which is the CPRF, he added.
The public rally concluded with the signing of a common resolution by the protesters present, in which they expressed their outrage over the current socioeconomic situation in Russia and the Penza region in particular.
“During the times when the crisis is rife in Russia thanks to the current authorities, the very authorities are asking us to tighten our belts,” the text says.
The list of demands by the protesters at the public rally includes such points as: nationalization of natural resources and large industries; introduction of progressive tax scale; price freeze on essential goods, pharmaceuticals, fuel and communal bills; return to the Soviet age volumes of industrial and agricultural production; and real support for children and the youth, including free hot meals in schools, free public transportation in Penza city, guaranteed major-relevant jobs for university and college graduates, and a free housing program.