facebook
twitter
search
search

Hundreds at unsanctioned rally in Moscow

Dec. 15, 2012 at 7:25 PM

MOSCOW, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered Saturday for an unsanctioned demonstration in Lubyanka Square in Moscow.

The demonstration marked the first anniversary of large opposition protests, RIA Novosti reported. Many of those who came to the square, site of the headquarters of the Federal Security Bureau, left flowers at a memorial to victims of the KGB and the Stalinist gulags.

Police cordoned off the square but did not make any arrests until most of the crowd had departed. The press service of the Moscow Police said they included a number of prominent bloggers and reporters who were charged with incitement, ITAR-Tass reported.

Sergei Udaltsov of the Left Front, who was among those detained, disputed the police estimates of the crowd. He said at least 5,000 people were in the square.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea officials defecting in fear of rising executions
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Pilot in Taiwan plane crash shut down wrong engine, black boxes show
Texas police body cam video shows fatal shooting
North Korea seeks help from Iran in battle against drought