The Russian opposition has held a mass anti-government rally in the country's capital. It was the first so-called “March of Millions” demonstration since mass protests on May 6 were marred by violence and hundreds of arrests.
Organizers say that around 100,000 people gathered for the mass demonstration. Moscow police have confirmed up to 22,000 people were participating in the rally, which wrapped up at 4pm (12:00 GMT) with no arrests made.
Protesters began the rally on Strastnoy Boulevard at 12pm (08:00 GMT) and marched across the center of Moscow to finish on Sakharova Avenue with a meeting and music concert. The demonstration concluded two hours earlier than planned as heavy rain drenched the activists.
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