Alexei Navalny protests: Moscow in lockdown as police detain thousands

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Riot police and national guard troops close central metro stations and block off streets

Moscow police have paralysed the centre of the Russian capital as protests in support of the jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny continue for a second consecutive weekend.

At least 3,000 people including Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, were detained at rallies across the country as supporters of the Kremlin critic took to the streets to protest against his jailing, despite biting cold and the threat of arrest.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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