Thousands Protest Killing Of Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov In Russia

Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow in honour of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.
Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, was shot four times as he walked near the Kremlin with his Ukrainian girlfriend on Friday evening.
And tens of thousands of people carried portraits of Mr Nemtsov and banners reading ‘I am not afraid’, gathering a point not far from Kremlin before marching past the spot where the politician was killed. Some were chanting ‘Russia without Putin!’.
‘Boris was a good and honest man,’ Maria Glazacheva, 22, told the BBC.
 ‘Moscow is a sad place today.’
The number of people in attendance has been estimated at anywhere between 16,000 to 70,000 people.
Some laid flowers at the scene of the killing, which is already covered with tributes. Others carried Russian flags.
Some of the placards held by those marching read ‘He died for the future of Russia.’
Moscow city authorities had approved a march of up to 50,00 people. An opposition protest had been planned on Sunday but the murder of Mr Nemtsov turned the event into a mourning rally.


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