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City Hall bans anti-corruption rally in downtown Moscow

March 18, 2017, 20:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The decision is final and will not be reconsidered

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MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. Moscow City Hall has banned an anti-corruption rally in the city center, which opposition activist Alexey Navalny and his supporters were planning for March 26, and will not reverse the ban, the press service of Moscow’s regional security and counter-corruption department told TASS on Saturday.

"The decision is final and will not be reconsidered," the official said.

On March 26, Navalny and his supporters had intended to stage a march from Tverskaya Zastava Square to Okhotny Ryad Square, near the Kremlin walls.

"The organizers have filed requests for more rallies in other districts of Moscow, but on the same day and at the same time. In this case, they will fail to ensure their events to be held in a timely and secure manner," he said.

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