Moscow Police Detain Nine Activists on Red Square

MOSCOW, March 24 (RIA Novosti) – Nine activists were detained on Sunday as they attempted to stage an unauthorized protest on Moscow’s Red Square, a police spokesman said.

Russian opposition figurehead Sergei Udaltsov said in his Twitter blog earlier on Sunday some ten activists were held by police for participating in a protest on Red Square.

During the protest, the activists were handing out leaflets with the portraits of those detained over the May 6 riots on Bolotnaya Square in central Moscow, a spokesperson for the Left Front movement, Anastasia Udaltsova, said.

The May 6 events have led to the so-called “Bolotnaya case,” in which more than a dozen defendants face charges ranging from inciting mass unrest to using violent force against law enforcement officials.


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