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    MOSCOW, February 23, 2004. (RIA Novosti) - Thirteen people were detained in Moscow for the attempt to organise an unsanctioned meeting. RIA Novosti was told about it by the chief of the information and public relations department of the Moscow Main Interior Department, Kirill Mazurin.

    "At about 11:30, Moscow time, a group of representatives of radical political organisations gathered at the Solovetsky Stone in the Lubyanskaya Square (established in memory of the victims of political repressions)," said Kirill Mazurin.

    According to him, the policemen did not take any measures against them while they were laying flowers and did not make any illegal actions. But when they tried to organise a meeting, the policemen asked them to break up. Those who refused to do it, were taken to the Kitai-Gorod and Basmanny interior stations.

    "Maybe no measures, even administrative, will be taken against them, because they had no time to commit any serious illegal actions. Very soon they will be released," said Kirill Mazurin.

    According to the source in the Moscow Main Interior Department, it was the supporters of the Russian Radicals Party who took part in the meeting. "Some thirty people gathered in the square, they put forth slogans on ending the war in Chechnya," the source said.

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