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Russia police break into Alexei Navalny's Moscow offices using a saw

police broke into Navalny's headquarters in the Russian capital using a saw, to interrupt a live broadcast covering a series of protests in the east of the country

AFP/PTI  |  Moscow 

Alexei Navalny
File photo of Alexei Navalny | Photo: Twitter/ @navalny

Russian police on Sunday broke into the headquarters of top opposition leader using a saw, and detained several members of his team, his aides said. The 41-year-old opposition politician had called on Russians across the country to defy authorities and stage rallies calling for an active boycott of March 18 presidential elections despite the prospect of mass arrests. Police broke into Navalny's headquarters in the Russian capital using a saw, to interrupt a live broadcast covering a series of protests in the east of the country. Police also detained several employees of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation as well as supporters in the regions, Navalny's team said. Earlier today opposition supporters rallied in far eastern Russia and Siberia, with main protests expected to begin in and Saint Petersburg at 1100 GMT.

First Published: Sun, January 28 2018. 16:04 IST
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