"But it's worth running in such elections just to show the authorities that there are a large number of people who do not like what they are doing," she said. "If we are a peaceful opposition, then taking part in elections is one of the only real ways we have to register our discontent. What else can we do?"
"It's our peaceful and legitimate way to say: Enough, guys, we really had enough of you all!" she said in a YouTube video.