Anti Putin protests emerge in Russia due to the arrest of Alexei Navalny. Over 3000+ protesters get arrested
02/02/2021 (Tue) 03:25:27
>Russian police on Saturday detained more than 3,000 anti-government protesters according to the OVD Info monitoring group, as tens of thousands nationwide responded to jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to denounce President Vladimir Putin's rule.
>Tens of thousands of people, including teenagers, packed Moscow's central Pushkin Square and nearby streets as riot police hauled off demonstrators and beat others with batons.
>Among those detained were Navalny's wife Yulia Navalnaya and his prominent aide Lyubov Sobol. AFP journalists saw several protesters
>Navalny had called on Russians to protest this week after surviving a near-fatal poisoning with Novichok and returning to Moscow following months of treatment in Germany, only to be arrested on arrival.