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Thousands of anti-Putin protesters march in Moscow to demand release of jailed demonstrators
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 9:15 AM EST
Several thousand protesters have marched through central Moscow to call for the release of 20 people who were arrested after clashes between police and demonstrators in May 2012.
The protesters marched Sunday with a banner stretching across the street reading: "Freedom to the Bolotnaya heroes, the hostages of Putin." Others held portraits of the jailed protesters.
Of the 28 people who were rounded up in the case, eight were recently freed on amnesty. Several defendants are under house arrest, but most of the others have been in jail for more than a year in a half.