Police in Moscow detain at least 100 people before rally called by Kremlin foe Navalny

2021-01-23 10:39:57

MOSCOW: Police in Moscow detained at least 100 people on Saturday ahead of a rally in the centre of the Russian capital in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a Reuters witness said.
Navalny called on his supporters to protest after being arrested last weekend when he returned to Moscow for the first time since being poisoned in August with a military-grade nerve agent. Navalny had been treated in Germany.
Mobile phone and internet services in Russia suffered outages on Saturday as police cracked down on anti-Kremlin protesters, the monitoring site downdetector.ru showed.
The authorities sometimes interfere with mobile communication networks to make it harder for protesters to communicate among themselves and share video footage online.

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