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Russia Violently Cracks Down on Protesters Calling for Release of Alexei Navalny

HeadlineJan 25, 2021

In Russia, police violently broke up rallies and arrested more than 3,000 people in over 100 cities Saturday as protesters braved sub-zero temperatures to demand the release of nationalist politician and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. A rally in Moscow drew over 10,000 people — the biggest in years — with protesters chanting slogans against authoritarian President Vladimir Putin. Among those detained was Navalny’s wife, Yulia, and a prominent lawyer with the Anti-Corruption Foundation, who was arrested by riot police as she held a press conference.

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