Russian Protests

Russian Protests

Protesters march through the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge during a mass rally to protest against alleged vote rigging in Russia's parliamentary elections in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, with blocked by police trucks Red Square is in the background. Russians angered by allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections and the country's ruling party took part in protests Saturday in cities from the freezing Pacific Coast to the southwest, eight time zones away, a striking show of indignation that poses a challenge to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's hold on power.Protests took place in at least 15 cities, most them attracting crowds of several hundred to a thousand. And the day's centerpiece was yet to take place Ñ a massive rally in Moscow that was expected to gather more than 30,000 people. ( AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------