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Moscow protests: Number of detainees rose to 1074

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Zubair Yaqoob
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In the Moscow protests, the number of people arrested by the Russian authorities on charges of participating in unlicensed demonstrations has risen to 1,074.

Moscow protests
Moscow protests

Thousands of people took part in unauthorized demonstrations in central Moscow and the authorities arrested 1,074 people on charges of disrupting public order, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian Interior Ministry sources as saying.

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The sources said clashes between Russian security forces and protesters in different areas of the capital city of Moscow, where demonstrators used fire games and water bottles, indicated that two Russian security personnel were injured as a result of the use of tear gas canisters by some demonstrators against the police in protests.

Demonstrator
Demonstrator

The protests came in response to the Central Election Commission’s refusal to accept the nomination of opposition figures to participate in the September 8 municipal elections.

Police holding a demonstrator during protests
Police holding a demonstrator during protests

Police arrests protester
Police arrests protester

Russian anti riots police
Russian anti riots police

Young man holding a playcard during Moscow protests
Young man holding a playcard during Moscow protests

Demonstrators in a move to block the street
Demonstrators in a move to block the street

Russian anti riots police pushes the demonstrators away from the street
Russian anti riots police pushes the demonstrators away from the street

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