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Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Moscow, accusing the ruling United Russia party of rigging Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Police arrested about 300 activists during clashes as tensions mount.
The United States has since called for a full investigation into what it says are credible reports of fraud.
Al Jazeeera's Neave Barker reports from the Russian capital, Moscow.
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Around 600 opposition supporters have been detained at an unsanctioned rally in the heart of Moscow. Supporters of both the government and the opposition have flocked to Triumfalnaya Square, which has been cordoned off by police. Among those detained and taken to nearby police buses are well-known bloggers and opposition leaders. Several journalists have also been arrested, and according to their social network posts, some have been beaten as well. Those at the scene are providing live updates of the rally via Twitter; with many saying there are at least 5,000 opposition supporters, 2,000 pro-government youth group members and around one thousand police officers.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Russia for a parliamentary election she said was rigged. Later, Clinton encouraged activists from Belarus to continue opposing a crackdown by President Alexander Lukashenko's regime. (Dec. 6)
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Russians held an unprecedented protest on Monday night against polls that critics said were rigged in favour of Vladimir Putin's party. Several thousand people followed a call on social networking sites for a rally against the results of weekend elections, which Putin's United Russia party won but with a sharply reduced majority. Duration: 00:57
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http://www.euronews.net/nocomment/ While Russians cast their ballots with muted enthusiasm in national parliamentary elections on Sunday, a group of activists from the Left Front opposition group tried to stage an unsanctioned protest just outside Moscow's Red Square. They were quickly dispersed by police, who detained about a dozen of them.
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http://www.euronews.net/ Several thousand protesters gathered in central Moscow calling for the end to Putin's rule.
They claim that Sundays election was fraudulent, and it is now time for the man who has dominated Russian politics for over a decade to go.
Prominent Russian Blogger Alexei Navalny questioned what Putin had achieved for the country:
"What has Putin done with all this time (in office)?" He said. "He had a colossal mandate of trust. They controlled the Duma, they had support and they had high oil prices."