Daily Mail: Alexi Navalny’s wife takes prison van selfie after being detained by police in Moscow as thousands take to the streets across Russia in support of jailed Putin critic
* Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days upon his return to Russia on January 17 after months spent in Germany
* Yulia Navalnaya, 44, posted a selfie in the back of the police van as thousands of Navalny supporters joined
* On Monday, he urged his supporters to take to the streets in protest his arrest. People obliged on Saturday
* Protests took in temperatures as low as minus 60F (51C), with around 1,300 people arrested so far
* Heavily armed OMON special forces officers and national guards were present, and seen clashing with people
* There were seen throwing protesters into the back of a fan over chants of ‘shame’ from others in the rally
The wife of Alexei Navalny has been detained at an anti-government demonstration in Moscow while major anti-Kremlin demonstrations broke out in over 60 cities in Russia on Saturday in support of the jailed Putin-critic.
Yulia Navalnaya, 44, posted a selfie in the back of the police van as thousands of Navalny supporters joined demonstrations against the Kremlin, captioned: ‘Apologies for the poor quality. Very bad light in the police van.’
Around 5,000 demonstrators gathered in Moscow’s central Pushkin Square and nearby streets despite a heavy police presence and detentions, holding signs that read ‘Russia will be free’ and chanting ‘Putin is a thief.’
Some then marched towards the Kremlin, while others blocked Tverskaya Street, the capital’s main thoroughfare.
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WNU Editor: These protests are far larger and more widespread than what I had expected. Even Russia’s news media is force to cover it (albeit with a pro-Kremlin slant) …. Moscow police detain Navalny supporters staging unsanctioned rally to demand release of jailed opposition figure (RT). More here …. Watch Russian Policewoman Hand Out Face Masks to Youth Attending Unauthorised Rally in Moscow (Sputnik)
More News On Today’s Protests Across Russia
Wife of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny among more than 1,000 people arrested in nationwide protests — ABC News (Australia)