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 130 people apprehended by Moscow police during anti-corruption protests

Around 130 people are reported to be arrested by police in Moscow alone. Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner who had called for the protests, was detained in central Moscow.

Censor.NET reports citing the Guardian.

Police detained over a hundred people in Moscow and dozens in other Russian cities, as some of the biggest protests against the Kremlin in several years were held across the country on Sunday.

Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner who had called for the protests, was detained in central Moscow.

According to Dozhd journalist, the police officers used batons against participants of protests on Pushkin Square in Moscow. He also reported that it became harder to breathe on the square. Presumably, police officers have sprayed pepper gas.

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The demonstrations are driven by opposition leader Alexei Navalny and focus on his recent claims that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has amassed a collection of mansions, yachts and vineyards. The protesters demand the resignation of the prime minister.
 
 
 
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