The police have detained Eduard Limonov, leader of the unregistered opposition party The Other Russia, on Moscow's Triumfalnaya Square for trying to make another attempt to conduct an unsanctioned protest in defense of Article 31 of the Russian Constitution.
Limonov arrived at Pervaya Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ulitsa in his black Volga and was surrounded by journalists before the police intervened, an Interfax correspondent has reported.
Several police officers detained Limonov and led him to a police vehicle.
The police earlier detained several protesters who had come to Triumfalnaya Square with flares.
The Other Russia party supporters led by Limonov try to hold protests in defense of Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees freedom of assembly, every month that has 31 days. The Moscow mayor's office always declines to authorize the protests.
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