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Opposition demonstrators continue protests in Russia

12-08-2011 08:09 BJT Special Report:Russia Presidential Election 2012 |

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Police in Russia's two largest cities arrested scores of demonstrators in the third day of protests against the country's ruling party, amid widespread allegations of election fraud.

The demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg attracted fewer protesters on Wednesday than in previous days, roughly 300 in each city.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party lost a significant share of its seats in Sunday’s parliamentary election but will still have a majority.

Policemen detain an activist during rally to protest against the results of the
parliamentray elections and the policies conducted by Russian authorities in Moscow,
December 6, 2011.

Opposition parties and independent observers say the result was inflated by vote-rigging, including alleged ballot-box stuffing and false voter rolls.

Activists of Pro-Kremlin youth movements take part in a demonstration as a response
to the protest rally against the results of the parliamentary elections and the
policies conducted by Russian authorities, in Moscow Dec 6, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Policemen detain an activist during a rally to protest against the results of the
parliamentary elections and the policies conducted by Russian authorities in Moscow
Dec 6, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Activists of Pro-Kremlin youth movements take part in a demonstration as a response
to the protest rally against the results of the parliamentary elections and the
policies conducted by Russian authorities, in Moscow Dec 6, 2011.

Activists of Pro-Kremlin youth movements take part in a demonstration as a response
to the protest rally against the results of the parliamentary elections and the
policies conducted by Russian authorities, in Moscow Dec 6, 2011.

Activists of Pro-Kremlin youth movements take part in a demonstration as a response
to the protest rally against the results of the parliamentary elections and the
policies conducted by Russian authorities, in Moscow Dec 6, 2011.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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