2,000 Muscovites gather for anti-Kremlin protest
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 22:35
Moscow: Around 2,000 anti-Kremlin protesters on Saturday held a rally in central Moscow demanding fair elections and a change in Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's government.

The demonstration was called by the fledgling People's Freedom Party, an unregistered political party created last year by opposition activists including former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov.

Under cloudy skies, the ralliers yelled "Russia Without Putin!" while holding aloft anti-government flags and banners.

A Kremlin youth group held a significantly larger rally across town calling for an end to state corruption.

Several thousand of the group known as "Nashi," or Our People, blocked off a central street waving red-and-white banners and calling for greater supervision of civil servants.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 22:35

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