Russia shuts Red Square, detains dozens of activists




 
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Russia shuts Red Square, detains dozens of activists
 
April 1st, 2012  
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Russia shuts Red Square, detains dozens of activists
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities closed Moscow's Red Square on Sunday and detained dozens of people trying to hold a silent anti-government protest there, prompting opposition charges that they were denying Russians their right to free assembly. Several hundred people responded to calls on the Internet to gather in Red Square outside the Kremlin wearing white ribbons or clothing as a symbol of protest, but found the iron gates to the sprawling square closed. ...




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