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    Arrests as Russian parliament debates anti-protest law

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    Around 20 people have been arrested outside the Russian parliament as its lower house prepared to approve a controversial anti-protest law.

    The new legislation includes proposals for a dramatic increase in fines for anyone organising unauthorised protests. Offenders could be charged up to 39,000 euros.

    It will also prevent those with a criminal record from joining protests.

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