Over 1,000 protest in Moscow over exclusion to city parliament vote

Jul 15, 2019, 01.45 PM(IST)
More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday (July 14) protesting against a possible ban on opposition candidates running in elections to the Russian capital's parliament. Opposition leaders cried foul after Moscow's election commission said most of their sponsored candidates failed to secure the required number of signatures to participate in the election as candidates. The commission has yet to officially announce the list of legitimate candidates for the Sept. 8 vote to the 45-seat parliament.