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Russia: 1,500 Left-wing protesters March through Moscow

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1. W/S Protesters walking with flags 2. M/S Protesters' flags 3. W/S Protesters walking with flags 4. M/S Protesters walking with flags 5. M/S Protester with flag 6. W/S Police with dog 7. M/S Protesters walking with flags 8. W/S Protesters in the square 9. M/S Red flag 10. W/S Protesters in the square 11. W/S Protest sign 12. M/S Man holding flag SCRIPT Russia: 1,500 Left-wing protesters March through Moscow The Russia Left Front Party gathered at the Timiryazev monument on the Nikitskiv Vorota Square on Wednesday and marched through the Tverskoy Boulevard as part of international May Day protests. The movement supportes were holding a meeting at the Novopushkenskiv square and representatives of the revolutionary socialists and communists blocks, anarchists, activists of unions and social movements also took part in the demonstration. The organisers said the event drew close to 1,500 people. People chanted 'Let the black flag rise!' and raised banners saying 'No war but the lass war!', 'Labour day we fight for rights' and, 'Rights are not given, they are taken'. May Day in Russia was celebrated illegally until the Febuary Revolution enabled the first legal celebration in 1917. Since 1992, May Day is officially called 'The Day of Spring and Labour' and remains a major holiday in modern day Russia in honour of labour and labour organisations.