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Anticorruption Protest Held In North Ossetia

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia -- An organization representing active and retired police officers held a protest against corruption in the North Ossetian capital, Vladikavkaz, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The protesters, who are members of the Law Prevails Over Power organization, also demanded the restoration of social allowances and other compensation that have been abolished.

They say that large-scale unemployment and other social problems are the direct consequence of official corruption.

An unnamed member of the group told RFE/RL on March 23 that the main purpose of the protest is to remind society that remaining silent only encourages corrupt officials to continue violating the law.

The organization said it will hold protests every month.