Thursday, September 2, 2010

Freedom of Assembly Demonstration Dispersed in Moscow

On August 31, Moscow opposition activists held their traditional demonstration in support of Article 31 of the Russian Constitution (freedom of assembly). As has happened often in the past, though, the police dispersed the gathering and arrested dozens of demonstrators. European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek expressed concern: "The disproportionate reaction of the Russian police and special forces against the democratic fundamental right of freedom of assembly is worrying.”
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