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Anti-War Protesters Detained In Red Square

Several hundred protesters took to the centre of Moscow and were immediately confronted by state police.

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Around 300 anti-war protesters took to the streets of Moscow in the last few hours.

loney protestor on red square #crimea signs says "no war hands off Ukraine"

bruce springnote@BSpringnote

loney protestor on red square #crimea signs says "no war hands off Ukraine"

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They were protesting Russia's build up of forces in the Crimea.

The action has lead to a full military mobilisation by Ukraine, with acting President Olexander Turchynov ordering the closure of airspace to all non-civilian aircraft. US President Barack Obama described Russia's troop deployments as a "violation of Ukrainian sovereignty".

YES. At Moscow anti-invasion protest theyre handing out the score for the Ukrainian anthem. Love me a good singalong

Laura Mills@lauraphylmills

YES. At Moscow anti-invasion protest theyre handing out the score for the Ukrainian anthem. Love me a good singalong

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People held posters saying "No to war", while some also held Ukrainian flags and ribbons in the national colors of yellow and light blue.

Protest in Moscow. "Don't send our children to a war with our brothers in Ukraine":

Howard Amos@howardamos

Protest in Moscow. "Don't send our children to a war with our brothers in Ukraine":

11:41 AM - 2 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The arrests at anti-war protest in Moscow are getting rougher:

Howard Amos@howardamos

The arrests at anti-war protest in Moscow are getting rougher:

11:09 AM - 2 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Woman shouting "Say no to war!" From inside police van at Moscow protest

Laura Mills@lauraphylmills

Woman shouting "Say no to war!" From inside police van at Moscow protest

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This protester was arrested as he held up a blank piece of paper.

Amazing: this guy holds up a blank piece of poster paper at anti-invasion protest, immediately detained

Laura Mills@lauraphylmills

Amazing: this guy holds up a blank piece of poster paper at anti-invasion protest, immediately detained

12:46 PM - 2 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While anti-war protesters were arrested, Russian authorities have agreed to allow a rally Sunday afternoon in support of Putin's policies of intervention in Ukraine.

Police preparing to clear the place out, "Citizens, your protest is illegal."

Laura Mills@lauraphylmills

Police preparing to clear the place out, "Citizens, your protest is illegal."

11:56 AM - 2 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

An invitation to the rally posted on the pro-Kremlin United Russia party page said that many in Ukraine were, "faced with persecution and violence because they speak Russian and are friendly toward Russia."

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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