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Russia arrests over 4,500 at broad protests backing Navalny

Russia arrests over 4,500 at broad protests backing Navalny

Politics
By way of Jim Heintz and Vladimir Isachenkov | Related Press MOSCOW — Chanting slogans in opposition to President Vladimir Putin, tens of hundreds took to the streets Sunday throughout Russia to call for the discharge of jailed opposition chief Alexei Navalny, maintaining national protests that experience rattled the Kremlin. Greater than 4,500 other people have been detained via police, in keeping with a tracking crew, and a few have been overwhelmed. Russian government fixed an enormous effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of hundreds rallied around the nation closing weekend within the greatest, maximum fashionable display of discontent that Russia had observed in years. In spite of threats of prison phrases, warnings to social media teams and tight police cordons, th...