Russia's Opposition Leader Navalny Detained In Largest Protests In Years

Posted March 26, 2017 1:21 pm by Editor

Russia's Opposition Leader Navalny Detained In Largest Protests In Years

(Vatican Radio) Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and as many as 200 other activists have been detained in Russia where many thousands of people gathered Sunday in the capital Moscow and other cities for unsanctioned protests against the Russian government. The anti-corruption demonstrations are the most extensive show of defiance in years and come ahead of presidential elections.

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His supporters shouted slogans as Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is leading the opposition to President Vladimir Putin, was taken into custody. He was detained while walking from a nearby subway station to the demonstration against the government

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