GARY KASPAROV DETAINED IN MOSCOW ANTI-PUTIN DEMONSTRATION
International news agencies are abuzz with the news that Gary Kasparov, the former world chess champion, was detained in Moscow on April 14th during an anti-Putin demonstration in central Moscow.
Kasparov (see photo), along with scores of other protesters, were rounded up by the thousands of riot police and Interior Ministry camouflaged soldiers that locked down the city to prevent a march by the "Other Russia" coalition of groups that accuse President Vladimir Putin of dismantling democracy in Russia.
Mr. Kasparov, one of the leaders of "Other Russia" was detained as he tried to lead the demonstrators into historic Pushkin Square, despite a ban to do so by city authorities.
After several hours of detention, Kasparov was finally released from police custody.
For more pictures of the demonstration see BBC