The Latest: Russian group says 520 people arrested in Moscow

A detained protester looks out of a police bus window prior to an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Police have established a heavy presence at the Moscow mayor’s office ahead of an expected protest rally and several opposition figures have been detained. Alexander Zemlianichenko AP Photo

MOSCOW  – A Russian organization that monitors political arrests says more than 500 people have been detained in Moscow during a demonstration protesting the exclusion of some opposition candidates from the Sept. 8 ballot for the Moscow city council.

The OVD-Info group said 520 people had been detained in the demonstration that began Saturday near the mayor’s office and was eventually pushed by police into side streets.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.