Russian police detain over 5,000 people at Navalny protests, says monitoring group

Reuters , Sunday 31 Jan 2021

Authorities had said in advance that the rallies were illegal and would be broken up

Russian police detained 5,021 people on Sunday at unauthorised rallies nationwide in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the OVD-Info monitoring group said.

Authorities had said in advance that the rallies were illegal and would be broken up. 

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