Putin Puts Kasparov in Check
Posted on Apr 14, 2007
Vladimir Putin’s regime, with the aid of 9,000 police officers, attempted to prevent a rally in Moscow by arresting opposition leader Garry Kasparov along with dozens of other protesters and even some journalists. The chess phenom has accused Putin of trampling on democracy.
Apparently no one told Putin that arresting the opposition for speaking out is a bad way to show that freedom is alive and well in Russia.
Police have arrested Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov at a banned anti-Kremlin rally in central Moscow.
He was detained during a huge security operation to prevent opponents of President Putin gathering at Pushkin Square.
The former chess champion leads the United Civil Front group, part of the opposition coalition Other Russia.