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Hundreds of Russians protest tighter Internet controls


Activists holding a banner reading "Censorship" as they march during a protest in Moscow on Aug 26. Nearly 1,000 Russians protested during a demonstration against the intensification of surveillance and restrictions on the Internet, marked by at least eight arrests. — AFP

Activists holding a banner reading "Censorship" as they march during a protest in Moscow on Aug 26. Nearly 1,000 Russians protested during a demonstration against the intensification of surveillance and restrictions on the Internet, marked by at least eight arrests. — AFP

MOSCOW: About 1,000 Russians braved pouring rain in Moscow on Aug 26 to demonstrate against the government’s moves to tighten controls on Internet use, with police arresting about a dozen protesters. 

Shouting slogans such as “Russia will be free” and “Russia without censorship”, the protesters were escorted by several police officers, in a march authorised by local authorities. 

   

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