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More than 10,000 rally in Moscow to demand fair local polls: NGO

Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny’s allies were not allowed to register for the upcoming polls in September.

WT24 Desk

More than 10,000 people, including prominent opposition politicians, participated in a rally in central Moscow Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, an independent monitor said, AFP reports.

Opposition politicians and supporters gathered after authorities refused to register allies of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and other Kremlin critics seeking to run for the capital’s parliament in September elections, said White Counter, an NGO that tracks participation in protest rallies.

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