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Moscow protest march

Moscow - Some 7,000 Communist sympathisers chanting 'Boris Yeltsin is a murderer' paraded with red flags yesterday in a protest march through Moscow to commemorate those killed by the Russian President's tanks a year ago.

The officially sanctioned rally was in protest against Mr Yeltsin's decision last year to dissolve the old Soviet-era parliament and call elections for a new legislature. Carrying flowers and pictures of the dead, the crowd paraded down the ring road and gathered outside the riverside White House government headquarters, where they mourned the victims of the 1993 violence before dispersing.

The march was peaceful and orderly - a far cry from the angry crowds that staged the bloody revolt on Moscow's streets last October after Yeltsin's two-week stand-off with his rebel parliament. Reuter