11 Mar '12, 6am

Russian Anti-Putin Movement Seeks New Momentum | Care2 Causes

Russian Anti-Putin Movement Seeks New Momentum | Care2 Causes

Some 20,000 people gathered in central Moscow on Saturday, calling for the resignation of recently re-elected president Vladimir Putin and denouncing electoral fraud. Protesters assembled in New Arbat, one of Moscow’s central streets, with flags, balloons and banners and wore white ribbons, while chanting “Russia without Putin!” and “Russia will be free!” The rally had received official approval and two helicopters buzzed above the crowd. A police spokesman claimed that only 10,000 had attended the Saturday rally. (The photo above is from a December 24, 2011, rally.) Organizers had hoped for 50,000 to turn out. Some of the Saturday protesters attributed the smaller than hoped for numbers to fear in the wake of police clearing Pushkin Square after a demonstration on Monday and arrested hundreds. The protest is being viewed as a “test” of whether the opposition can continue ...

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care2.com 09 Mar '12, 11am

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