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More than 20 Arrested at Moscow Protest after Reporter Freed

More than 20 Arrested at Moscow Protest after Reporter Freed

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 06:39 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Police and hundreds of demonstrators are facing off in central Moscow at an unauthorized march against police abuse in the wake of the high-profile detention of a Russian journalist. More than 20 demonstrators have been detained, according to a monitoring group.

The rally on Wednesday comes one day after a stunning police decision to drop charges against Ivan Golunov, who was charged last week with drug dealing. After a public outburst of protest, including by three of Russia's most respected newspapers, the case was dropped on Monday for lack of evidence. Police claimed to have found drugs in Golunov's apartment.

The OVD-Info group that monitors political arrests said more than 20 people were detained at the march. Associated Press journalists saw opposition leader Alexei Navalny being seized.

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