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Security officers use riot control weapons, about 500 people detained in Moscow
16:46, 26 March 2017
Security officers use riot control weapons, about 500 people detained in Moscow

Around 200 OMON officers gather at the square, they are pushing people out in chain

16:46, 26 March 2017

Reuters

OMON unit started working at Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow to disperse protesters taking part in rally agains corruption, according to Meduza.

More than 500 people were detained, OVD-Info reports.

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Group of OMON fighters crashes into the crowd and pushes them out of the square. Policemen are using batons. Around 200 OMON officers are arriving at the square, they are pushing people out in chain.

"Brutal arrests take place at Pushkinskaya." 

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On air of TV Rain it was reported that tear gas was fired.

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"Buses with detained people are departing."

It is noteworthy that anti-corruption action was planned in Russian cities on March 26, dedicated to the investigation by Alexei Navalny, the opponent of current president Putin. regarding the property of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The investigation states that the Prime Minister and the leader of United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev allegedly owns and controls real estate objects through several social funds.

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