1,400 arrested at Moscow election protest: monitor

1,400 arrested at Moscow election protest: monitorRussian police arrested almost 1,400 people as they gathered in Moscow at the weekend to demand open elections, a monitor said, the biggest crackdown on a rally in the country in years. Some 3,500 people took part in the unauthorised protest on Saturday, according to official figures, after authorities blocked prominent opposition candidates from taking part in city elections. Amnesty International also condemned what it said was the use of excessive force by the police.



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