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Anti-Putin Protests In Moscow

Amid a heavy police presence, up to 20,000 people came out onto the streets of Moscow on May 6 to protest against the inauguration of Vladimir Putin for a third term as president. The mostly peaceful protests, however, were subsequently marred by clashes with police, which resulted in hundreds of arrests.

Police preparations before the protests in Moscow
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Police preparations before the protests in Moscow

Protesters were subjected to rigorous security checks. 
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Protesters were subjected to rigorous security checks. 

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The leader of the Left Front opposition movement, Sergei Udaltsov, addresses protesters. Udaltsov was subsequently arrested. 
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The leader of the Left Front opposition movement, Sergei Udaltsov, addresses protesters. Udaltsov was subsequently arrested. 

Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (center) was also detained by police. 
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Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (center) was also detained by police. 

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Police made at least 400 arrests during the protests.
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Police made at least 400 arrests during the protests.

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Reports said police used tear gas and batons during clashes with protesters.
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Reports said police used tear gas and batons during clashes with protesters.

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