January 28, 2018 / 12:00 PM / 10 months ago

Russian opposition leader Navalny says detained in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained soon after joining a rally in Moscow on Sunday, the anti-corruption activist wrote on Twitter.

Hundreds of his supporters joined a nationwide day of protest against the authorities on Sunday, calling on voters to boycott what they said would be a rigged presidential election on March 18.

Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber

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