Conflict & Justice

Putin Opponents March in Moscow


Anti-government protest in Moscow. (Photo: REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva)

Thousands of Russian anti-government protesters have taken part in a major rally in Moscow to demand fresh elections and a new president.

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The protest, on a national holiday, came a day after police raided the homes of several prominent activists.

Damian McGuinness, who reports for the BBC, was at the rally. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins that the mood there was upbeat, though protesters feared being slapped with steep fines for their participation.