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Opposition march ends in downtown Moscow

September 21, 2014, 19:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Earlier on Sunday, the press service of the Moscow police department said that the opposition action had drawn about 5,000 participants
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MOSCOW, September 21. /ITAR-TASS/. An opposition action, which the organizers call a Peace March, ended in central Moscow, an ITAR-TASS corresponded reported from the Academician Sakharov Avenue, the final destination of the march that started from Pushkinskaya Square.

According to the ITAR-TASS correspondent, occasionally the column was met by supporters of Donbass independence who plunged into verbal exchange with participants in the action.

Earlier on Sunday, the press service of the Moscow police department said that the opposition action had drawn about 5,000 participants. Along with opposition activist, taking part in the march were supports of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics /in eastern Ukraine/, the press service noted. People were carrying flags of Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, as well as flags of various nationalist and anarchist organizations and of the LGBT community.

Earlier, Moscow mayor’s office issued a permit to the opposition for a march of up to 50,000 participants on September 21. Alexei Mayorov, the head of Moscow’s regional security department, told ITAR-TASS that the application for a permit had it that the march, called by the organizers as a Peace March, was to express protest against violations of the Russian constitution and norms of international law. 

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