Russian opposition leader arrested at anti-Putin protest

Russian riot police detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny during an anti-Putin rally in Moscow yesterday, two days ahead of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term. Over 1,000 anti-Kremlin activists were also arrested ac
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Russian riot police detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny during an anti-Putin rally in Moscow yesterday, two days ahead of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term. Over 1,000 anti-Kremlin activists were also arrested across the country after Mr Navalny called for people to take to the streets to protest against what he says is Mr Putin's czar-like rule. Online footage showed him being carted off to a van by his arms and legs.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline 'Russian opposition leader arrested at anti-Putin protest'. Print Edition | Subscribe