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Mystery Men Aid In Detention Of Opposition Leaders


Boris Nemtsov, a leader of the opposition movement Solidarity, protested alone -- and legally -- on November 16. - His sign reads "Freedom for Eduard Limonov." The protest took place outside the detention center where Limonov was being held on a 10-day sentence.
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Boris Nemtsov, a leader of the opposition movement Solidarity, protested alone -- and legally -- on November 16. - His sign reads "Freedom for Eduard Limonov." The protest took place outside the detention center where Limonov was being held on a 10-day sentence.

Nemtsov was soon joined by two men covering their faces.
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Nemtsov was soon joined by two men covering their faces.

Police arrived to detain Nemtsov for his participation in an unsanctioned gathering of three.
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Police arrived to detain Nemtsov for his participation in an unsanctioned gathering of three.

Nemtsov was detained but released later the same day.
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Nemtsov was detained but released later the same day.

Another opposition activist, Vladimir Milov, soon began his own one-man protest.
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Another opposition activist, Vladimir Milov, soon began his own one-man protest.

The same two men joined Milov in his demonstration -- but they remained free after Milov was detained.
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The same two men joined Milov in his demonstration -- but they remained free after Milov was detained.

Aleksandr Ryklin took up the solitary post, demanding Eduard Limonov's release.
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Aleksandr Ryklin took up the solitary post, demanding Eduard Limonov's release.

When asked why they were covering their faces, the two additional demonstrators said they were "extremists."
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When asked why they were covering their faces, the two additional demonstrators said they were "extremists."

Finally, Sergei Zhavoronkov began his own protest...
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Finally, Sergei Zhavoronkov began his own protest...

...and was joined by the "extremists" before the police broke up the demonstration.
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...and was joined by the "extremists" before the police broke up the demonstration.

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