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Police arrest over 1,000 at Russia protests backing jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

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In central Moscow, where Reuters reporters estimated at least 40,000 people had gathered in one of the biggest unauthorised rallies for years, police were seen roughly detaining people, bundling them into nearby vans.

The authorities said just some 4,000 people had shown up.

Some protesters chanted “Putin is a thief”, and “Disgrace” and “Freedom to Navalny!“

Women hold placards that read: “Freedom for Navalny!“.Credit:

Navalny’s wife Yulia said on social media she had been…



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