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Russians rally at British Embassy, mimicking London protest

  • Activists place false limbs outside the Russian Embassy in London where two campaign groups, The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK, have scattered over 800 limbs around the gates of the building in a protest at the bombing of civilians in east Aleppo, Syria, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. Syrian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo Thursday as the contested city prepared for an anticipated assault by government and allied Russian forces to seize its eastern, rebel-held districts. (Dominic Lipinski /PA via AP)

    Activists place false limbs outside the Russian Embassy in London where two campaign groups, The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK, have scattered over 800 limbs around the gates of the building in a protest at the bombing of civilians in east Aleppo, Syria, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. Syrian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo Thursday as the contested city prepared for an anticipated assault by government and allied Russian forces to seize its eastern, rebel-held districts. (Dominic Lipinski /PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Activists place false limbs outside the Russian Embassy in London where two campaign groups, The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK, have scattered over 800 limbs around the gates of the building in a protest at the bombing of civilians in east Aleppo, Syria, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. Syrian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo Thursday as the contested city prepared for an anticipated assault by government and allied Russian forces to seize its eastern, rebel-held districts. (Dominic Lipinski /PA via AP)

    Activists place false limbs outside the Russian Embassy in London where two campaign groups, The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK, have scattered over 800 limbs around the gates of the building in a protest at the bombing of civilians in east Aleppo, Syria, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. Syrian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo Thursday as the contested city prepared for an anticipated assault by government and allied Russian forces to seize its eastern, rebel-held districts. (Dominic Lipinski /PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • An activist places false limbs outside the Russian Embassy in London where two campaign groups, The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK, have scattered over 800 limbs around the gates of the building in a protest at the bombing of civilians in east Aleppo, Syria, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. Syrian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo Thursday as the contested city prepared for an anticipated assault by government and allied Russian forces to seize its eastern, rebel-held districts. (Dominic Lipinski /PA via AP)

    An activist places false limbs outside the Russian Embassy in London where two campaign groups, The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK, have scattered over 800 limbs around the gates of the building in a protest at the bombing of civilians in east Aleppo, Syria, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. Syrian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo Thursday as the contested city prepared for an anticipated assault by government and allied Russian forces to seize its eastern, rebel-held districts. (Dominic Lipinski /PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Several dozen demonstrators have rallied outside the British Embassy in Moscow in a tit-for-tat response to a protest in London against Russia's action in Syria.

About two dozen protesters gathered outside the Russian Embassy in London on Thursday and threw hundreds of mannequin limbs in front of the building to protest Russia's airstrikes in support of the Syrian government's siege of the city of Aleppo. Russia's Foreign Ministry angrily criticized British authorities for allowing the rally.

On Friday, several dozen people mimicked the British protest by throwing mannequin limbs at the British Embassy in Moscow. Russian state television extensively covered the protest.

Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces are waging an offensive on the rebel-controlled eastern part of Aleppo under the cover of Russian warplanes.