A woman releases a paper plane, symbol of the Telegram messenging service, during a rally in central Moscow on May 13, 2018, to demand internet freedom in Russia. / AFP / Maxim ZMEYEV
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Hundreds of people rallied in Moscow Sunday to demand the unblocking of the Telegram app, the second protest in the Russian capital since the authorities blocked the popular messaging service last month.Telegram was blocked on April 16 on orders from state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, after refusing to grant Russian state security access to its users' encrypted messages.A similar protest in support of Telegram drew thousands of people to the streets of Moscow last month.
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