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Michael Jackson fans are among the first to feel the sting of Putin's new anti-protest law.

By Tomas Hirst  

The three-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death on 25th June was marked in various locations across the world in fittingly idiosyncratic style. Grieving fans in St Petersburg, however, found themselves moonwalking onto the wrong side of Russia’s new protest law.

Having gathered outside the US Consulate the small group of devotees began lighting candles and singing. In front of the building the group…

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