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Russian protesters arrested in Moscow

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 00:45

July 31 - Protesters who make a point of gathering in Moscow almost every month to exercise their constitutional right to assemble peacefully were dragged by police onto waiting buses and arrested. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Russian police arrested a handful of protesters on Wednesday (July 31) who gathered for a regular "31" demonstration that calls for adherence to the Russian constitutional right to gather and demonstrate peacefully. The demonstration is one in a series of protests that have been organised by the 'Strategy 31' movement, which since 2009 has staged rallies every 31st of the month in a central Moscow square to mark the right to peaceful assembly. Some protesters carried copies of the Russian constitution and wore the text of the 31st article of the constitution on her shirt, which states "Citizens of the Russian Federation have the right to gather peacefully, without weapons, to hold gatherings, meetings, marches and pickets". Police pulled and dragged protesters into waiting buses and locked arms as they swept unwitting after-work pedestrians off of Moscow's main Tverskaya Street.

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Russian protesters arrested in Moscow

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 00:45