March 26, 2017 / 1:48 PM / 6 months ago

Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at Moscow protest

Anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny waves as he sits inside a police van after after being detained during a rally in Moscow, Russia, March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov -

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny in central Moscow on Sunday at a rally which Navalny had called to protest against corruption.

A Reuters reporter saw police detain Navalny on Moscow’s Tverskaya Street and put him in a police truck. Hundreds of opposition protesters crowded around the police van and tried to prevent it from taking Navalny away.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Alexander Winning

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