Kasparov arrested in Moscow
Posted Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:40pm AEDT
Updated Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:38pm AEDT
Russian opposition leader and chess legend Garry Kasparov has been arrested after scuffling with riot police during a protest.
The arrest comes a week ahead of legislative elections.
According to AFP journalists, Mr Kasparov and one of his bodyguards were grabbed by riot police and forced into a police bus.
The bus then drove them away from the scene, where hundreds of opposition activists were in a tense stand-off with security forces.
"Freedom! Freedom!" supporters shouted as the bus left the scene.