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Protest in St. Petersburg

The Moscow Times reports that police stopped an opposition march near Pushkin Square on Saturday, hurting and also detaining more than 100 people. One of those 100 people was the former chess champion Garry Kasparov. Kasparav declared the protest a success on Sunday and predicted that it would "pave the way for larger crowds in the future."


The report continues to say that Kasparov said the main success of the protest was that the march actually happened, meaning people were being involved in social activism.

The New York Times reports that many of the several hundred protesters were arrested for participating in the unauthorized march. It continues to report that the leader Kasparov was fined approximately $39 for his leading and participation in the march.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/04/16/001.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/world/europe/16russiacnd.html?hp