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Eight detained in Moscow for attempting picket by United Russia congress venue

September 23, 2011, 18:08 UTC+3
The Ekho Moskvy radio said that the opposition had organized the picket to protest against the ‘unfair’ elections of the State Duma
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MOSCOW, September 23 (Itar-Tass) —— The Moscow police have detained eight persons for attempting an unauthorized picket near Gostiny Dvor, where United Russia opened its congress on Friday, a source at the city police department told Itar-Tass.

“Eight persons were detained for an attempt to hold an unauthorized picket. The detainees were taken to a police station,” he said.

One of them hit his head while being on the police bus. “Investigators are working to find out whether it was a provocation or an accident,” the source said.

The Ekho Moskvy radio said that the opposition had organized the picket to protest against the ‘unfair’ elections of the State Duma.

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