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Russian Activists Still In Detention After Protest


Riot police detain opposition activists at a protest of the Moscow City Duma elections.

Riot police detain opposition activists at a protest of the Moscow City Duma elections.

MOSCOW -- Dozens of opposition activists detained by police during a demonstration in Moscow remain in custody, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The demonstrators gathered in Moscow's Pushkin Square on October 12 to protest the alleged violation of election laws during the Moscow City Duma elections on October 11.

The organizers of the gathering told RFE/RL that about 50 protesters have been detained.

The leader of the My (We) movement, Roman Dobrokhotov, and the head of the United Civic Front's Moscow branch, Lolita Tsaria, are among those detained.

The demonstrators did not receive permission from city authorities.

According to official results, only members of the ruling United Russia party and the Communist Party won seats on the Moscow City Duma.
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