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.