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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