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Muscovites Come Out to Protest the War

The unsanctioned rally gathered on Pushkin Square in the city center.

People came out to protest the war against Ukraine in the evening on Feb. 24 in 44 cities and towns all across Russia.

There were "individual picketers" - a lone individual holding up a sign, a form of protest that does not require permission - and gatherings of many hundreds or thousands of people who marched through the city centers.

None of the rallies were officially permitted, and they were closed down by police and national guard units, which detained some of the participants.

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At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

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