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Protesters and police clash ahead of Putin inauguration

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  • Last updated on May 7, 2012
A demonstration by at least 20,000 people on the hours leading up to Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president turned into an ugly clash with police. Reports say the police acted after some protesters tried to split off from the approved venue and march to the Kremlin. More than 400 people were arrested, and Russia's chief investigative agency said it was considering filing criminal charges of inciting riots against some of them. Police reported that 12 riot police officers were injured.
A demonstration by at least 20,000 people on the hours leading up to Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president turned into an ugly clash with police. Reports say the police acted after some protesters tried to split off from the approved venu...
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