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Hundreds of Russians protest against Putin

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posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Hundreds of Russians protest against Putin


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MOSCOW – About 500 people demonstrated in a central Moscow square on Monday to demand the ouster of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his "rule of thieves."

The rally took place peacefully, but police detained a separate group of 20 opposition activists nearby. About 60 protesters also were detained in St. Petersburg, one of a number of other cities where demonstrations were held.

Hundreds of police surrounded the square Monday, but they allowed the demonstrators to disperse after the hou
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posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Here is another demonstration in Russia, this time about Putin. I believe there was another protest held earlier this month, or December, where people were protesting immigration I think.

Im not sure how many protesters were present at the nearby location or St. Petersburg, but the article does say some were detained.

This protests seems kind of similar to other protests going on around the world: protest against corruption in the government.

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posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by buni11687
This protests seems kind of similar to other protests going on around the world: protest against corruption in the government.


Except these are hundreds of protesters around Moscow, as opposed to thousands-millions around Europe and the Middle East.



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 04:09 PM
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I think the numbers represent the degree of repression within the country.
Didnt you read the part about the arrests?
These were bogus, but kept political leaders in jail for some time...15 days each....
This is hardly freedom and hardly democracy.
But the same happens here in the west too.
when will we all wake up to the fact that goverment has become a mafia of business and politics?
there are no politicians that havent been compromised.
period!



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by buni11687
This protests seems kind of similar to other protests going on around the world: protest against corruption in the government.
Not really, these protests have been happening for more than an year, at each 31st day of any month (any month with 31 days, obviously).



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