Police detain 20 at opposition rally in Moscow

Police detained about 20 people on Tuesday during the weekly opposition rally in downtown Moscow.


“About 20 people have been detained and sent to the police station,” a police spokesperson said.


Tuesday’s rally, “Elections Without Opposition Is a Crime,” was held on Triumfalnaya Square, a frequent site for opposition gatherings.


A total of 50 people, primarily journalists, gathered at the Square, shouting opposition slogans and distributing leaflets.


Last week’s rally grabbed headlines when police detained a six-year-old boy, the son of opposition activist Sergei Aksyonov.


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