Conflict & Justice

Russian Opposition Activist Says He Will Protest Until Putin is Gone


Moscow Protest (BBC Video)

Opposition activists in Russia are pressing ahead with plans for new protests on Saturday.

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This despite the forceful response from authorities to Monday's rallies against Vladimir Putin's election victory.

Riot police broke up the rallies and arrested hundreds of demonstrators.

The opposition says Putin's election was marred by fraud.

But Putin and the government reject the allegations.

One of the activists arrested Monday is 26-year-old Ilya Vorontsov.

Marco Werman speaks with him.