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Police detain 731 people at anti-corruption rally in Moscow
19:59, 12 June 2017
Police detain 731 people at anti-corruption rally in Moscow

Two participants of the protest are taken to the Investigative Committee

19:59, 12 June 2017

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Police have already detained 731 people at the anti-corruption protest in Moscow. This was reported by OVD-Info

"At least 731 people were detained at the action "Demanding answers" in Moscow," the message reads.

The information was update at 6:45 p.m. local time. The detained persons were taken to 39 police departments.

"Information is being complemented and updated, hotline calls and messages on detentions through "Red button" app do not stop. The action was agreed on with the Moscow authorities — citizens were allowed to "walk" around Tverskoy District without slogans and posters. The rally on Academician Sakharov Avenue was also agreed upon," the agency writes. 

It is also informed that two protesters are taken to the Investigative Committee.

As it is known, actions against corruption take place in dozens of Russian cities on Russia Day today, June 12. Similar protests took place on March 26, over thousand people and opposition leader Navalny were detained back then.

Moscow police made clear that any "provocative actions" by protesters would be suppressed immediately.

Anti-corruption protests began in many Russian cities today.

Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Russian oppositioner Alexei Navalny, informed on Twitter that her husband was detained by security forces at the entrance of his house.

Related: Arrests start at anti-corruption protests in Russia, - media

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