Over 200 arrested as Russian protesters demand fair polls

AFP

27th July, 2019 06:30:49 printer

Over 200 arrested as Russian protesters demand fair polls

Protesters confront riot police on Moscow's Tverskaya street during an unauthorised rally demanding independent and opposition candidates be allowed to run for office in local election in September, in Moscow on July 27, 2019. Photo: AFP

Russian police arrested at least 211 people as they gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair local elections, protest-monitoring organisation OVD Info said.

Thousands of people had vowed to take part in the rally after authorities refused to allow opposition and independent candidates to stand for the Moscow city council.

 

 

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