Russia detains over 200 in anti-corruption demos

Moscow, Monday More than 200 people were detained today by police at opposition protests called by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, said a R...

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Moscow, Monday

More than 200 people were detained today by police at opposition protests called by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, said a Russian NGO tracking arrests. “About 121 people were detained in Moscow up to this point.

In Saint-Petersburg - 137,” OVD-Info group wrote on Twitter. AFP correspondents in central Moscow observed riot police lining up the main Tverskaya Street thoroughfare where Navalny’s supporters were shouting “Freedom to Navalny” after the politician was picked up by police on his way to the protest.

Demonstrators flocked to protest after authorities allowed them to gather only in a far-off spot in the north of the city. The group is protesting over government plans to demolish Soviet-era apartment blocks in the city. -AFP

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