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A one-person picket

It is a popular form of a mainly political protest in the Russian Federation. The participants of one-person actions do not need permissions from authorities. Most often, a person stands in a public place holding a poster with a slogan written on it. Local authorities in various regions have introduced restrictions on the permissible distance between participants of single-person pickets.

Regardless of the legal norms concerning single-person pickets, their participants are often detained by the police and are subjected to the rules of administrative law. For example, the authorities may recognise that the meetings take place under the same slogan or with the same purpose and at the same time. It means they have the features of a mass protest.

In Crimea, Crimean Tatars willingly use this form of protest. They are often detained and subject to administrative liability (arrests or fines).