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OMON Special Forces beat a crowd of peaceful protesters with truncheons. .Police detained Garry Kasparov, leader of the United Civil Front group (part of the opposition coalition The Other Russia), and about 170 other activists as they gathered for a forbidden anti-Kremlin demonstration in central Moscow..The demonstration, one in a series of so-called Dissenters' Marches, protested against the government crackdown on political dissent.