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Moscow District Councilor Clubbed By Police In Opposition Rally Crackdown


Moscow District Councilor Clubbed By Police In Opposition Rally Crackdown
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Moscow District Councilwoman Aleksandra Parushina, from the opposition A Just Russia party, says she was struck in the head by police who "brutally" dispersed protesters near Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin's office on July 27. She is calling for the resignation of Sobyanin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Demonstrators were protesting the refusal of election officials to register some opposition figures as candidates in Moscow’s municipal elections.

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