Putin Win Triggers Protest in Moscow

Channels Television  
Updated March 10, 2012

Protesters have taken to the streets of Central Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s success in the recent elcetion which he was declared winner and asked for his immediate resignation.

Thousand of protesters came out  agitating for Putin’s resignation because of electoral fraud and the rally is seen as a test of the opposition being able to to maintain it strength after the election purportedly won by Vladimir Putin.

Putin who won the election which was held on Sunday by 64% will be manning the Kremlin for the next 6 years, although violations at the presidential vote were numerous, observers, however, viewed the vote as fairer compared to the December parliamentary vote.

City authorities have given permission for a rally of up to 50,000 on the pavement of a central Novy Arbat avenue which is part of the route used by high-speed motorcades that whisk top figures to and from the Kremlin.

Rallies protesting the widely reported fraud in the parliamentary election have attracted up to 100,000 people in the largest display of discontent in Russia’s post-Soviet history.