Moscow election protest attracts huge crowd, spurs spinoffs

Moscow election protest attracts huge crowd, spurs spinoffsTens of thousands of people rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow’s upcoming election, turning out for one of the Russian capital’s biggest political protests in years. After the rally, which was officially sanctioned, hundreds of participants streamed to an area near the presidential administration building to continue with an unauthorized demonstration. The rally was the fourth consecutive weekend demonstration in Moscow over the local election.



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