Police warns Moscow protesters against violations of law

Any attempts to violate the law during the January 13 march in central Moscow will be halted in accordance with the law, the press service for the Interior Ministry's Main Department for Moscow told Interfax.

"Any attempts to violate the law will be halted in strict accordance with the current legislation and the culprits will be punished in accordance with the law," the source said.

The rally protesting the ban on the adoption of Russian orphans by Americans, which is expected to have up to 20,000 participants, is scheduled to be held in central Moscow on January 13, he said.

The rally will begin at the crossing of Strastnoi Boulevard with Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street. The protesters will walk along Strastnoi Boulevard, Petrovsky Boulevard, Rozhdestvensky Boulevard and Sretensky Boulevard to Turgenevskaya Square and will turn left toward Akademika Sakharova Prospekt.

The police said 46 metal detectors will be installed at the rally. For this reason, the rally participants are encouraged to come to the location where the rally will begin in advance to avoid lines at inspection points. Stationary metal detectors will be installed on the driveway of Naryshkinsky Pereulok to the front of Building No. 9 on Bolshoi Putinkovsky Pereulok. A metal detector will also be installed near Building No. 15 on Bolshoi Putinkovsky Pereulok.

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