Thousands of people marched in Moscow on Sunday to mourn slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed late Friday. He was due to speak at a major anti-government rally in Marino, on the outskirts of the city, on Sunday.

His supporters are honoring him by marching to the spot where he was killed. Thousands were also marching in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city.

Organizer Leonid Volkov said: “The march in the Marino district which we had planned — a positive march with flags and balloons — does not fit this tragic moment and the magnitude of Nemtsov’s persona, as well as the magnitude of the red line we have now crossed and which we have not yet recognized,” the Guardian reported.

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