Some 10,000 people took to the streets in Moscow on Monday to protest against recent restrictions on internet freedom in Russia.
Authorities this month began blocking the messaging app, Telegram, over its refusal to hand over keys to its data encryption.
In Iran, meanwhile, the authorities have similarly just banned the app that is a communication mainstay for liberal youth and blamed by hardliners for having promoted last year’s reformist election victory.
Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports.
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