St. Petersburg. May 15. – Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of the YABLOKO party and deputy of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, spoke to the participants of the “walking protests” at the St. Isaac's Square, St.Petersburg.

The [present] “walking protests” should have a political meaning, they should not happen just for nothing," he said, adding that the objective should be victory of democratic forces at elections.

According to the Interfax correspondent, Grigory Yavlinsky accompanied by ten supporters and wearing [the symbol of protests] a white ribbon on his jacket came to the protesters who sat at benches in the garden by St. Isaac's Cathedral near Astoria hotel on Wednesday evening.

YABLOKO’s activists brought a box of apples [the symbols of the party] and put them on the bench, where the protesters who settled in the garden by St. Isaac's Cathedral keep their food and belongings.