A protester being hauled off by Russian police. (AFP pic)MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Tuesday defended the police response to a wave of protests demanding free local elections in Moscow and downplayed the huge demonstrations.
“We believe the firm action of law enforcement to curb public unrest was absolutely justified,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, in the first Kremlin comment since the protests engulfed the capital.
“We do not agree with those who call what is happening a political crisis.”
Since mid-July tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in central Moscow after the exclusion of several opposition figures from local polls …read more
Source: Free Malaysia Today