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Police detain protesters in Moscow, St Petersburg

Police in St Petersburg have detained more than 10 protesters who tried to march down the Russian city`s main avenue following an opposition rally.



St Petersburg: Police in St
Petersburg have detained more than 10 protesters who tried to
march down the Russian city`s main avenue following an
opposition rally.

Several hundred people took part in today`s rally in St
Petersburg to express their opposition to Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin, who in May will begin a new six-year term as
president.

The demonstrators chanted "Putin is a thief" and "Russia
without Putin," two slogans heard at most opposition protests
in recent months.

In Moscow, police said they detained about 30 opposition
activists near Red Square to prevent them from protesting.

Ekho Moskvy radio cited the opposition Solidarity
movement as saying its activists were simply out for a stroll.

They were wearing the white ribbons that have become a
symbol of the peaceful protest movement.

PTI

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