August 10, 2019 / 11:29 AM / 11 days ago

Police detain Russian opposition politician ahead of protest

A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, Russia August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, said on social media on Saturday she had been detained by police ahead of a protest in Moscow.

A video posted on Sobol’s Twitter account showed police entering her office.

(This story corrects day to Saturday.)

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet

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