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20,000 protest ban on US adoption of Russian children

MOSCOW — About 20,000 people marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia’s new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a far bigger number than expected in a sign that outrage over the ban has breathed some life into the dispirited anti-Kremlin opposition movement.

Shouting ‘‘shame on the scum,’’ protesters carried posters of President Vladimir Putin and members of Russia’s Parliament who overwhelmingly voted for the law last month.

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