"The capital of the [Khabarovsk] territory is witnessing a new rally in support of arrested [former] Governor Sergey Furgal. About 3,000 people have gathered today on the square in front of the regional government. During the rally, some 3,000 more people joined the crowd. A total of 6,500 people have joined the rally," the administration said in a statement.
According to the statement, the protesters are calling for the release of Furgal or an open trial for the arrested ex-governor.
A Sputnik correspondent reported that the traffic plan has been changed in Khabarovsk because of the massive demonstration.
The detention of Furgal sparked protests across the Khabarovsk Territory.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Mikhail Degtyarev (also from LDPR) an interim governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, but the protests are still underway.