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Senator criticizes Moscow police for using ‘excessive force’ to stop unsanctioned protests

Senator criticizes Moscow police for using ‘excessive force’ to stop unsanctioned protests A Russian senator and a former riot police commander said officers acted unprofessionally and used “excessive force” against protesters at unsanctioned rallies in Moscow. Thousands of people have participated in several protests in Moscow in recent weeks, rallying against what they believe is the unfair treatment of several opposition candidates, which were barred from running in the upcoming city council election. Some of the demonstrations were unsanctioned and…

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