Russian Police arrests 7 protesters over ant-govt rally
MOSCOW: Russian police arrested seven protesters at an opposition demonstration on Saturday held to commemorate violent rallies five years earlier against President Vladimir Putin.
The seven were arrested for "public disorder" but four were quickly released without charge, local agencies quoted Moscow police as saying.
Several of those arrested were holding banners in support of a jailed protester, according to OVD-Info, an organisation which specialises in monitoring rallies.
Elsewhere, more than 2,000 people gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of anti-government demos that erupted into violence. (APP)