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Monday, March 5, 2012

Anti-Putin Protesters Cleared by Riot Police, Hundreds Arrested

Russian riot police have detained hundreds of protesters at rallies challenging Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory.

The arrests came as a Downing Street spokesman said British Prime Minister David Cameron called Mr Putin to say he looked forward to working with him to overcome obstacles between the two countries.

"The leaders agreed on the importance of building a stronger relationship, without disguising differences and areas of concern," the spokesman said.

In Moscow, officers detained opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny along with fellow opposition leaders Sergei Udaltsov and Ilya Yashin.

"They robbed us," Mr Navalny, an anti-corruption blogger, told a crowd of protesters in the capital's Pushkin Square. Read More