Russian authorities mounted a massive effort to end pro-Navalny protests all over the country.
Moscow, Russia — Thousands of people have taken to the streets across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the wave of nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin.
The authorities mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands of people rallied across the country the previous weekend in the largest and most widespread show of discontent the country has seen in years.
Police have detained more than 1,000 people in protests held in many cities across Russia’s 11 time zones, according to the OVD-Info, a group that monitors arrests.
In the far eastern port of Vladivostok alone, more than 100 people were detained after protesters danced on the ice and rallied in the city centre.
In Ulan-Ude, the regional capital of Buryatia, a region near the Russia-Mongolia border, Russia, police showed up in force, detaining some protesters after closing them in on them first, to then putting them into buses. At least 100 were detained.
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