In Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Region, about 300 people gathered at the Dirigible shopping center to protest against the QR code system that allows people vaccinated against coronavirus to visit public places. The action was approved by the regional ministry of public security, writes Znak.com.
“QR codes divide people, provoke enmity […], deprive people of their civil rights when segregation is open, ”said Irina, a pensioner who came to the rally. – We are like second-class people. There is no freedom, my right to choose. I am not against the vaccine, I am against the codes. “
The rally was attended by deputies from the Communist Party: Roman Stupnikov from the City Duma and Alexander Ivachev from the Legislative Assembly. Earlier, the Communist Party proposed to the governor of the Sverdlovsk region to postpone the introduction of QR codes until early December. Ivachev said at the rally that it is necessary to import foreign vaccines into Russia.
The RodNadzor movement, which organized the action, is collecting signatures under an appeal to Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov with a demand to cancel the QR code system.
November 12 the government of the Russian Federation made to the State Duma bills on the use of QR codes in public places and on some types of transport. One bill suggests that citizens will be able to visit places of public events, cultural institutions, catering and retail facilities with the presentation of: a QR code on vaccination, or a document confirming that a person has had a coronavirus, or a medical withdrawal from vaccination.
As before, nothing will need to be presented only when visiting pharmacies and grocery stores.
Another bill states that for intercity travel by rail and for air travel, passengers will need to present: a QR code for vaccination, or a medical waiver from vaccination, or confirmation of the transferred coronavirus. The same documents will be needed to purchase tickets, and not only when boarding a vehicle.