Police Break Up Rally in Honor of Slain Reporter

From Times Wire Reports

Police in the troubled North Caucasus region of Ingushetia arrested rights activists and broke up a rally in memory of slain reporter Anna Politkovskaya, a critic of Russian policy toward neighboring Chechnya, an activist said.

Security forces cordoned off a site in the center of Ingushetia’s main city of Nazran as about 40 rights activists and others tried to gather, Natasha Estemirova, a Chechnya-based worker with the organization Memorial, said by telephone.