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11 people detained for attempt to hold peace march in Moscow

Eleven people were detained for an attempt to hold an unauthorized peace march in the center of Moscow on Sunday, according to co-organizer Alexey Domnikov.

Moscow police have dispersed participants in a peace walk / Photo from UNIAN
Moscow police have dispersed participants in a peace walk / Photo from UNIAN

"The formal reason for the detention was the use of leaflets with the words 'Peace March' on them. They have detained 11 people. Seven were brought to the Meshchanskoye police station and four to the Tverskoye police station," Domnikov told UNIAN.

Не смотря на заверения полиции до начала #МаршМира в Москве, без задержаний все-таки не обошлось.В этом смысле, меропр...

Posted by Alexey Domnikov on 27 сентября 2015 г.

The police are now drawing up protocols on participation in the unauthorized rally.

Meanwhile, aggressively disposed supporters of the Russian authorities' policy had been awaiting participants in the peace march at Suvorov Square, where the rally was scheduled to be held. The Putin advocates were wearing T-shirts with the word "Novorossiya" and holding banners in support of the Russian president and Russia's war in Donbas. The police did not react to that group of people.

Novorossiya, literally "New Russia," is a Russian propaganda-fueled project represented by the two self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic in Donbas, Ukraine's east.

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