Police Detain Protesters at Moscow 'Internet Freedom' Rally

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 26, 2017
Published: August 26, 2017

Several protesters were arrested at an authorised protest in Moscow on Saturday, August 26, against the tightening state control over internet use. In July, the Russian parliament voted to ban software to bypass blocks on particular websites. Reporters Without Borders called on the Duma to reject the bill in the run up to the vote, warning that it would be the “last nail in the coffin of Russian internet freedom.” About 1,000 people turned out for Saturday’s protest, according to officials, some of them also wearing symbols in support of LGBT rights. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

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