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Ultranationalists Rally In Moscow, St. Petersburg

Today's demonstration in Moscow (ITAR-TASS) January 28, 2007 -- Russian ultranationalists today held a rally in Moscow that human rights activists condemned as racist.

The several hundred protesters carried anti-Semitic banners and gave Nazi salutes.

Demonstrators called on the government of President Vladimir Putin to repeal a law making incitement to racial hatred a crime and for "political prisoners" to be freed.

A smaller rally was held in St. Petersburg.

(AFP, Reuters)

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