U.S. scolds Russia for breakup of anti-Kremlin protests
mtippett | April 16, 2007 at 01:59 pmby
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The Russians don't care much for protests:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States scolded Russia on Monday over a police crackdown on anti-Kremlin protests, calling it a heavy-handed response that raised new questions about Moscow's commitment to democracy.
What makes this interesting is that it has been spearheaded by legendary chess master Garry Kasparov:
Riot police wielding batons beat, kicked and chased opposition demonstrators in St. Petersburg on Sunday, a day after authorities detained several hundred protesters in Moscow, including former world chess champion Garry Kasparov.
For NP's live coverage of the protests, with photos, click here.
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