Tomato-throwers arrested; jail expected

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Russian police arrested two protesters who threw tomatoes at King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

The King and Queen were not struck by the flying fruit, according to Russian officials. The protesters will face up to two weeks in prison if found guilty, according to Russian agency Interfax.

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima
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The Associated Press quotes Eduard Limonov, head of the banned National Bolshevik political party, saying that the activists represent his organization. The protest was in regards to Alexander Dolmatov, a National Bolshevik member who killed himself in January at a Dutch detention facility shortly after being refused asylum in the Netherlands.

Dolmatov had fled Russia fearing an imminent arrest in June 2012. Limonov claims the Netherlands did not fully investigate the suicide at the Rotterdam center.

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