31 Jan 2021

Over 4,000 arrested at pro-Navalny protests across Russia

News Correspondent

More than 4,000 people have been arrested during mass protests in towns and cities across Russia demanding the release of the jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Security forces in Moscow sealed off parts of the city centre, shutting down metro stations and ordering businesses to stay closed. Mr Navalny was detained earlier this month when he returned from Germany – where he’d been recovering from nerve agent poisoning.