- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
More than 100,000 take to the streets in across Russia to protest election fraud
Posted By admin On December 24, 2011 @ 10:57 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday to protest alleged vote fraud in recent parliamentary elections and to call for the removal of the officials responsible. More than 120,000 people had gathered in Moscow’s central Sadova Prospect by 4 pm (1200 GMT), organizers said.
There was a strong police presence, with security personnel using metal detectors to vet demonstration participants before allowing them into the sanctioned protest site.
Protesters shouted anti-government slogans and called for the ouster of Vladimir Churov, the Central Election Commission chief, for his alleged ineffective control of the December 4 parliamentary elections considered by the opposition to have been flawed by vote-tampering.
The Moscow demonstration was peaceful, with almost no conflict between demonstrators and police.
Full story here. 
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-than-100000-take-to-the-streets-in-across-russia-to-protest-election-fraud.html
URLs in this post:
 Haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/more-than-100-000-take-to-the-streets-in-across-russia-to-protest-election-fraud-1.403367
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.