Experiments with truth: 1/3/11

    People gathered at an anti-Kremlin rally in Moscow's central Triumph Square.
    • Police detained three opposition leaders and more than 100 other activists in Moscow and St. Petersburg during New Year’s Eve rallies against curbs on political freedoms and a judge’s decision to keep Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the country’s best known prisoner, behind bars.
    • Bus and truck drivers and powerful citizens groups took to the streets of several Bolivian cities on Thursday to protest a fuel price increase in a challenge to leftist President Evo Morales.
    • Christians in Egypt staged protests in three cities yesterday to protest the government’s failure to protect them after a bombing blamed on Islamic militants that killed 21 people as worshippers left a church service 30 minutes into the new year.


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