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    Community Members Stage Candlelight Vigil for Alexei Navalny in West Hollywood

    Community members staged a candlelight vigil for Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, following news of his death on Friday. Reports indicated Navalny died at a remote Arctic penal colony. The peaceful vigil proceeded through West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard, heading west towards the Beverly Hills Gateway at Doheny Drive.

    Organized by community member William Stults, the event aimed to honor Navalny, whom many Russian people viewed as their beacon of hope for a life free of Vladimir Putin and a society marked by freedom. Stults expressed belief in Navalny’s significance to Russian and Ukrainian people globally.

    Vigil for Alexei Navalny in West Hollywood – Photo by Mike Pingel forWEHO TIMES
    Vigil for Alexei Navalny in West Hollywood – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
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    Community members staged a candlelight vigil for Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to reports on Friday, he died at a remote Arctic penal colony. The peaceful vigil marched through West Hollywood’s westside towards the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Gateway. #wehocity #wehotimes #weho #westhollywood #wehonews #losangeles #alexeinavalny #russia #vladimirputin #Putin

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    “We hope to send the message that people across the world stand with the victims of Putin’s regime and we support democracy and freedom which is the cause that Alexeis Navalny gave his life for,” Stults told WEHO TIMES before the vigil. “We are also doing this because millions of people across Russia wish they could pay respect to Alexei and what his message meant to them but they have already been arrested for even trying to show respect to Alexeis life. We are lucky enough to live in a society where we can do that so we need to practice that while we can. We also need to remind Americans that we need to hold on to those ideals closely and wholeheartedly reject authoritarianism here, as well as Putin’s propaganda efforts and his war on Ukraine.”

    Vigil for Alexei Navalny in West Hollywood – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    Mourners held photos of the fallen activist and quietly marched while carrying a banner displaying his name. One couple held a sign that read “F*ck Putin.”

    “We are making sure that people remember that he was a hero and not to take Russian propaganda at face value and recognize that we do live in a place where we have a democracy and freedom,” Stults added at the vigil. “We have a lot of Russian people that are Russian, Ukrainians, Americans, it’s just a really beautiful showing of people that admired Alexei Navalny and that’s why we’re here.”

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    Mike Pingel has written six books, Channel Surfing: Charlie’s Angels & Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, The Brady Bunch: Super Groovy after all these years; Works of Pingel and most recently, Betty White: Rules the World. Pingel owns and runs CharliesAngels.com website and was Farrah Fawcett personal assistant. He also works as an actor and as a freelance publicist. His official website is www.mikepingel.com

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    Cy Husain
    Cy Husain
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    2 months ago

    Good Riddance, Navalny was a racist reactionary fascist
    Navalny rose to power by advocating racial killings of Muslims from Central Asia and the Caucasus including Tartars who are indigenous, whom he referred to as “cockroaches.” As part of the organizational council of the “Russian March” with his friend Dmitry Diomushkin, a notorious neo-Nazi offered FREE tactical knife training that resulted in the hate crime murders of a number of Russian Muslims. Despite massive western media coverage, and Russian pro-fascist media, recent polls indicate that only 2 percent of the Russian electorate would of voted for him.

    Natasha
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    2 months ago

    You post a lot of Russian propaganda on here.

    Cy Husain
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    2 months ago

    There are numerous non-Russian sources including his own that confirm what’s been stated about Alexei Navalny https://twitter.com/i/status/1758493343502225665 his support for killing Muslims.

    On Russian neonazis https://www.reuters.com/world/groups-that-russia-has-declared-extremist-2021-05-06/

    Navalny’s involvement in neonazi “Russian March” movement https://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/38107

    Russian neo-Nazis get life in jail for 27 murders https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna43715577

    Last edited 2 months ago by Cy Husain
    Natasha
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    2 months ago

    Nonsense. You post a lot of garbage propaganda on here. It is incredulous that you would use a story posted by a Russian government controlled news site.

    Cy Husain
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    2 months ago

    NBC News is a Russian government controlled news site❓ Now that’s real nonsense and, I have yet to see you cite a single reliable source to back your position.

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