Moscow Closes Protest Square for Maintenance, Vedomosti Says

Moscow authorities closed the square where political activists plan to gather to protest the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections, Vedomosti reported, citing Mosvodokanal, operator of the capital’s water pipeline network.

As many as 20,000 people are planning to demonstrate at Revolution Square on Dec. 10, the Moscow-based newspaper reported today, citing its own estimates from data posted on social networks. City authorities gave approval for a demonstration of no more than 300 people.

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