MOSCOW, December 24 (Itar-Tass) — Many people started leaving an opposition rally under the slogan “For Fair Elections!”, which continues on Academician Sakharov Avenue in downtown Moscow, a source in the Moscow police told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
“According to the police reports based on the information about people passing the metal detectors many protesters started leaving the rally site,” the source said.
The situation in the rally area is calm. According to the Interior Ministry, about 29,000 people were participating on the peak of the rally.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the demonstration called absolutely other figures about the number of protesters, which differ several times even from those that some of them announced. Blogger Alexei Navalny claimed that about 200,000 people gathered on the avenue, Solidarity leader Boris Nemtsov stated about 100,000 people.
The supporters of various political and public movements, including sexual minorities were attending the rally.