Russia: Protesters defy ban on opposition rally in Moscow
03 August 2019 | 2:39 pm
Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out in support of opposition candidates for Moscow's city council election. The rally follows the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday.
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