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Anti-cathedral protesters arrested in Yekaterinburg charged with hooliganism as two are jailed

Police have filed charges against 29 individuals who participated in protests against the planned construction of a new cathedral in Yekaterinburg. According to Yekaterinburg Online, 26 people were charged with small-time hooliganism, which is punishable by a fine or up to 15 days in jail. Three more people face charges of violating traffic laws and may receive fines of up to 500 rubles (about $8.00).

Two of those arrested at the protest, Sergey Timofeyev and Leonid Yakovlev, have received jail sentences of five and seven days, respectively, reported.

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