About 90 detained in unauthorized Russian March in Yekaterinburg

Police have detained about 90 participants in an unauthorized Russian March rally in Yekaterinburg.

The demonstrators were planning to march from Kirov Square along Lenin and Lunacharsky streets to Soviet Army Square, said regional police spokesman Valery Gorelykh.

"The event had not been authorized by the city administration and police warned participants through the mass media that offenders would be fined," Gorelykh said.

"Ninety people, mostly minors, were detained, and their parents will be informed about the administrative offences committed by their children," he said.

Police acted in strict accordance with the law, he added.

Gorelykh also said that the authorized rally, marking National Unity Day, passed off without incident. It had drawn about 25,000 participants.

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