This weekend’s car protest was different than the first one on January 29 in at least one important way – the first time we did it, we had no clue how the authorities would react. Would they stop our cars? Would they remove our protest signs? What we learned was that they wouldn’t intervene, which I think made it easier for first-time protesters to decide to demonstrate. Despite this, I felt like there were fewer cars this weekend than at the first protest, but it was still a wonderful feeling to be on the Sadovoe Ring [also known as the Garden Ring] that day”.