Nine held in Moscow for protest

Big News Network (IANS)
Sunday 24th March, 2013

Nine activists have been detained for attempting to stage an unauthorised protest on Moscow’s Red Square, police said.

Russian opposition figurehead Sergei Udaltsov said in his Twitter blog that some 10 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, 2012 riots on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow, said Anastasia Udaltsova, a spokesperson for the Left Front movement.

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.

–IANS/RIA Novosti


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