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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

About 25 Held at 31st Rally

Writer and opposition firebrand Eduard Limonov and about 25 others were detained at an unsanctioned protest on Triumfalnaya Ploshchad on Tuesday.

Opposition activists sat on the asphalt and shouted anti-government slogans until police dragged them by their hands and feet into waiting police vehicles, Interfax reported. One woman held a sign that said, "Putin, drink poison or else we'll treat you to lead."

Limonov, leader of the Other Russia movement, was detained shortly after the rally began at 6 p.m.

(MT)