cloudyn.png
Friday November 15th, 2019 9:25PM

Protesters arrested outside Russian parliament

By The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Several people have been detained outside the Russian parliament at an impromptu protest against a controversial plan to tear down Soviet-era apartment blocks and relocate 1.6 million people.

The State Duma is expected on Wednesday to adopt the third and final hearing of a bill that would allow Moscow City Hall to pull down entire neighborhoods, involving more than 4,500 blocks.

The redevelopment project, arguably Russia's largest, has rattled many in Moscow who see the plans as an encroachment on their constitutional rights and a ruse to evict them from leafy neighborhoods to high-rise ones on the city's outskirts.

Several dozen were rallying outside the Duma on Wednesday morning, chanting "For shame!" Police snatched several people from the crowd and took them to a police van.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP World News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia exited early with a strained left hamstring, and Eric Young Jr. rallied the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory in 11 innings that snapped New York's six-game winning streak Tuesday night
2:55AM ( 38 minutes ago )
US steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt
USA Basketball is stepping up the security for its team in the under-19 World Cup
2:49AM ( 44 minutes ago )
LEADING OFF: Rizzo up 1st, Bellinger on 1st, Santana starts
LEADING OFF: Rizzo up 1st; Bellinger on 1st; Santana faces Mariners; Volquez on a roll
2:42AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital
1:25AM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Trump pleased with Sessions testimony
Donald Trump's spokeswoman says the president was pleased with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony in front of Congress Tuesday
12:17AM ( 3 hours ago )
Ed Gillespie wins GOP nomination, will face Northam
Ralph Northam has won the Democratic nomination in Virginia's closely watched race for governor and will face Republican nominee Ed Gillespie in the general election
12:11AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call
Ralph Northam has won the Democratic nomination in Virginia's closely watched race for governor, defeating an insurgent challenger backed by U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren
9:47PM ( 5 hours ago )
Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts
Attorney General Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations' about his contacts with Russian official in a dramatic appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
9:39PM ( 5 hours ago )
Lawmakers demand new strategy for 16-year Afghan war
Senators are sharply criticizing Pentagon leaders for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.
9:21PM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
The Latest: 30 people taken to London hospitals after fire
The London Ambulance service says 30 people have been taken to five hospitals after a massive fire at a high-rise apartment building in west London
1:37AM ( 1 hour ago )
Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise
Firefighters were battling a massive fire and evacuating residents from the burning 27-floor building in London early Wednesday morning
12:14AM ( 3 hours ago )
The Latest: Ambulances sent to London fire scene
More than 20 ambulances were sent to the scene of a major high-rise fire in London
12:09AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP World News
US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital
3:00AM ( 33 minutes ago )
Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia exited early with a strained left hamstring, and Eric Young Jr. rallied the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory in 11 innings that snapped New York's six-game winning streak Tuesday night
2:55AM ( 38 minutes ago )
US steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt
USA Basketball is stepping up the security for its team in the under-19 World Cup
2:49AM ( 45 minutes ago )
LEADING OFF: Rizzo up 1st, Bellinger on 1st, Santana starts
LEADING OFF: Rizzo up 1st; Bellinger on 1st; Santana faces Mariners; Volquez on a roll
2:42AM ( 51 minutes ago )
The Latest: London fire evacuees gather at church
Police have turned a church near the scene of a massive west London high-rise fire into a makeshift center for evacuees
2:38AM ( 55 minutes ago )