A protester shout slogans as members of Russian opposition parties take part in a March for Free Internet in central Moscow on July 23, 2017. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Around 1,000 people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to protest against the government's harsh legislative controls on the internet.Some adapted a popular slogan from opposition rallies against President Vladimir Putin's rule, shouting "Russia without Putin and censorship!"Police said that around 800 people attended the protest, which was organised by Parnas opposition party, headed by former prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov. Since January 1, internet companies have been required to store all users' personal data at centers in Russia and provide it to the authorities on demand.Putin on Friday during a live television show with children admitted that he almost never uses the internet and does not have time for social media such as Instagram.
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