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The Wednesday, May 16, night detentions at Kudrinskaya Square come as the opposition tries to maintain momentum following a series of massive protests over the winter.

Several hundred demonstrators had gathered at the square outside one of the city’s iconic Stalinist Gothic skyscrapers after an early morning police raid on activists who had set up a camp in a park in the center of Chistoprudny Boulevard.

Video from the square streamed by Ekho Moskvy radio’s website Wednesday night showed police forcing demonstrators into buses while other protesters yelled angrily. Hundreds of demonstrators remained on the square after the arrests

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