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Moscow Police Detains Dozens Of Opposition Activists


Russian police detain participants of the Meeting of Dissent in Moscow.
MOSCOW -- Police in Moscow have detained dozens of opposition activists, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The activists intended to hold an unsanctioned public gathering in the Russian capital's center on July 31.

Opposition activists told RFE/RL that the leader of the banned National Bolshevik Party, Eduard Limonov, is among those detained.

The activists called their gathering a "Meeting of Dissent" and held it in Triumph Square.

Police are currently blocking all roads leading to the square, saying that a sporting event is being held.

The opposition activists wanted to devote the gathering to support for the freedom of assembly.
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