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Opposition Activists Planning March 10 Rally

Instead of holding two separate rallies planned for March 8 and 9, opposition activists have decided to hold one event March 10.

"The time for reaching an agreement on these two rallies has passed. City Hall did not want to agree on Arbatskaya Ploshchad and suggested different options that don't suit us," organizer Sergei Udaltsov said, Interfax reported.

City hall suggested the March 8 and 9 meetings take place on Bolotnaya Ploshchad or Poklonnaya Gora and the March 10 meeting on Kutuzovsky Prospekt on the Frunzenskaya Naberezhnaya.

Negotiations with city leadership are still pending.

During rallies Monday night, about 250 people were arrested, including opposition leaders Ilya Yashin, Alexei Navalny, and Sergei Udaltsov. Pollice said that all were released by Tuesday morning.

At a Monday night opposition rally on Isaakievskaya Ploshchad in St. Petersburg 370 people were arrested, Interfax reported.

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