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Russia: 600+ Protesters Arrested at Anti-Corruption Demonstrations

HeadlineMar 27, 2017

In Russia, as many as 600 people were arrested amid nationwide anti-corruption demonstrations on Sunday. The tens of thousands of protesters were demanding the resignation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Among those arrested was anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who revealed the prime minister used a web of charities to conceal that he owns a slew of luxury real estate, yachts and an Italian vineyard. The demonstrations were among the biggest protests in years in Russia.

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