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100 held at anti-Kremlin demonstration

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Russian police break up an anti-Kremlin rally in central Moscow detaining up to 100 protesters.

Several hundred demonstrators defied a ban imposed by the authorities to make their point.

The protesters claim the rally was banned in violation of the Russian constitution’s guarantee of the right to assembly.

However, Russian authorities have shown little tolerance towards protest, banning most marches and sending in riot police to quell those that go ahead.

Reports suggest opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov and Eduard Limonov were arrested as was Oleg Orlov the 2009 Sakharov prize winner.

Soviet-era activist 82-year-old Lyudmila Alexeyeva was shadowed throughout by officers to ensure she was not arrested.