Kremlin supporters announce counter-rallyDecember 10th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Supporters of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have called a pro-government rally Monday outside the Kremlin against an anti-government protest to be held Saturday.
Monday’s rally is meant to challenge ongoing protests over the results of the Dec 4 parliamentary election, which were allegedly manipulated in favour of the ruling United Russia party.
Saturday will see the biggest opposition rally yet, with more than 34,000 visitors to social networking websites indicating they will turn up at Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square to demand a re-run of the election.
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