20 protesters held in MoscowMarch 9th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police have detained at least 20 activists in Moscow as they attempted to hold an unsanctioned rally, the interior ministry said.
The protesters were detained Thursday near Pushkinskaya Square, a ministry spokesman said.
Earlier in the day, seven activists of the Solidarity opposition movement were detained near Red Square.
Many groups have been protesting against president-elect Vladimir Putin’s election. The prime minister won the March 4 presidential polls with over 63 percent of the vote.
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