A group of civil activists in St. Petersburg held an indefinite protest action as a series of one-person pickets with placards condemning the repression against the Crimean Tatars.

"Solidarnost-18" ("Solidarity") campaign will be held on the 18th day of each month with information support from press service of the Solidarnost United Democratic Movement in St. Petersburg, according to Facebook page of the "St. Petersburg Solidarity" group. 

It was reported earlier that the "Solidarnost-18" campaign was announced through social networks. The purpose of the action is to show the Russians the real situation in the occupied peninsula: "Since March 2014, the Crimean Tatars have been experiencing a new genocide. From the very beginning of the occupation of Crimea by Russian troops, a tough police regime was established on the peninsula. The main task for the authorities is to sow fear among the locals."

PHOTO: Facebook page of the "St. Petersburg Solidarity" group