Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested on way to protest, wife says

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested on way to protest, wife says”

Police in Russia's Far East have detained several people trying to demonstrate as part of nationwide anticorruption protests organized by opposition politician Aleksei Navalny and his supporters. More than 1,000 people have been arrested across Russian Federation. The protesters shouted "Putin is a thief", "Putin out" and "Russia without thieves".

More than 1,000 people have been arrested across Russian Federation. In Moscow, thousands of angry protesters held an unsanctioned rally on the capital's main street with riot police snatching hundreds of protesters from the crowd at random.

The White House says the United States condemns the Russian crackdown on peaceful protesters, and has called for the release of all those detained. Spicer called on the Russian government to immediately release all peaceful protesters.

Thousands of people took part in anti-corruption protests across Russian Federation on Monday in a new show of defiance by an opposition that the Kremlin had once written off as ineffectual and marginalized.

Over 700 people were arrested in Moscow, while in St. Petersburg, about 500 were forced into police buses at an unsanctioned rally that drew up to 10,000 people.

At the appointed time, young people started gathering on the sidewalk along the street, predominantly students and school pupils who clearly hadn't come to see the historical re-enactments. Similar crowds turned out March 26, rattling officials who had perceived the younger generation as largely apolitical.

Navalny, who is running what he says is a campaign for Russia's presidential elections in 2018, has attracted a substantial following online through his exposés of official graft, using his own YouTube channel to circumvent official state media from which he is effectively barred.

Navalny was among those arrested Monday.

The protests in March took place in scores of cities across the country, the largest show of discontent in years and a challenge to President Vladimir Putin's dominance of the country.

The center of the Moscow protest is at Pushkin Square - and while NPR's Mary Louise Kelly says the crowd there is huge, she adds that it's also hard to ascertain how many people are there for Navalny's cause, and how many for the national holiday.

People play with a yellow duck toy, which symbolises Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev luxury house for raising ducks, during an anti-corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Navalny was fined and jailed for 15 days for his role in those protests.

A wave of anti-government protests swept across Russian Federation on Monday, starting in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok and rolling west, across half-a-dozen time zones. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin's office said that protesters would be allowed to participate in the demonstration if they did not carry signs with political slogans.

Police detain a protester during a demonstration in downtown Moscow Monday.

Navalny - who sent all this in motion - was whisked through his court hearing on Monday and he's been handed a sentence of 30 days.

Mr. Navalny's team have been broadcasting about the various actions from a studio set up in Moscow, but it went off air just as Mr. Navalny was being picked up by police. Police search their homes and offices, and dozens have been arrested for taking part in street rallies. Russian police said Navalny was arrested for "failing to follow police orders and violating public order", according to the Guardian.

But Navalny was arrested Monday morning on his way to the protests. But on the eve of the demonstration, Navalny issued a video message calling for protesters to instead come to the city's main avenue, Tverskaya, a broad, four-lane thoroughfare.

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