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Anti-Putin protesters form human chain in Moscow
Posted on 02/26/2012 2:53:17 PM PST by nuconvert
Thousands of Russians joined hands to form a human chain around Moscow city centre on Sunday in protest against Vladimir Putin's likely return as president in an election next week.
The protesters stood side by side around the wide 16-km (10-mile) Moscow Garden Ring Road in gently falling snow, many of them wearing the white ribbons that symbolize the biggest opposition protests since Putin rose to power 12 years ago.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: putin; russia
posted on 02/26/2012 2:53:24 PM PST
[The organizers said they needed 34,000 people to complete the circle around Moscow's historic centre. . .]
This was thoughtful of the organizers. It will make it easier for the Cossacks to manacle them all together.
posted on 02/26/2012 3:03:06 PM PST
by Brad from Tennessee
(A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
“Thousands of Russians joined hands to form a human chain around Moscow city centre on Sunday in protest against Vladimir Putin’s likely return as president in an election next week.”
Geee, do you think we could get the same thing to happen in Washington to protest against BOH being reelected....
posted on 02/26/2012 3:08:40 PM PST
To: Brad from Tennessee
They said they had 40,000 show up. Cops claimed it was 11,000. If it was ten miles long, the cops were telling one.
posted on 02/26/2012 3:25:14 PM PST
(Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
The cops are probably a lot closer...4.8 feet per person...
The Russians always did know how to march and protest. Imagine how they must feel, having their leader choosing the side of every psychotic dictator the world over.
posted on 02/26/2012 4:24:08 PM PST
("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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