Authorities deploy troops in the area of protests / Twitter

The protesters are reported to have blocked the MKAD highway in Moscow with their trucks Friday afternoon, one of them vowing to burn his truck right on Red Square in case their demands are not met, according to Gazeta.ru.

As a result, a huge traffic jam has formed in northern Moscow, near the Leningrad highway.

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The troops have been deployed in the area blocked by trucks.

The rally has not been agreed with city authorities.