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Police uproots protest camp in central Moscow following court order
MOSCOW (AP) ' Russian police has uprooted a protest camp in central Moscow that has recently become a center of opposition activity.
A Moscow court on Tuesday ruled to support a lawsuit by residents of Chistoprudny boulevard to evict the activists. Residents of what came to be known as the Occupy Abay camp were ordered to leave by noon Wednesday but police moved in at 5 a.m., evicting several dozens.
The camp has few permanent residents, and its population fluctuates to several thousand in the evening to less than a hundred at night.
Moscow police said more than 20 activists were detained overnight as they resisted eviction. About 20 more have moved to a square in the west of central Moscow.