The rally gathered around 15,300 people, according to White Counter. Moscow police put the numbers at 6,500. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years. MPs last month backed tighter internet controls contained in legislation they say is necessary to prevent foreign meddling in Russia's affairs. Russia has introduced tougher internet laws in recent years, requiring search engines to delete some search results, messaging services to share encryption keys with security services and social networks to store Russian users' personal data on servers within the country.
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