Sunday, March 1, 2015

Boris Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow

1 March 2015 (BBC News Europe) Tens of thousands of people have marched through central Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday. They carried portraits of Mr Nemtsov and banners saying "I am not afraid". He had been due to lead an opposition march on Sunday but his killing turned the event into a mourning rally. Mr Nemtsov's allies have accused the Kremlin of involvement, but President Vladimir Putin condemned the murder as "vile" and vowed to find the killers. Opposition supporters gathered at a point not far from the Kremlin before marching past the spot on Great Moskvoretsky Bridge where Mr Nemtsov was killed. Several thousand people have also marched in St Petersburg.

These placards read: "Heroes don't die" and "These bullets are for each one of us"
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