More than 4,400 anti-Putin protesters, including the wife of Alexei Navalny have been arrested today as violence broke out across Russia between riot police and activists demanding the release of the jailed Kremlin critic. From Vladivostok in the Far East to Saint Petersburg on the Baltic Sea, thousands of police in riot gear were deployed to prevent a second weekend of mass demonstrations over the arrest of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent. The authorities mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands of people rallied across the country the previous weekend in the largest and most widespread show of discontent the country has seen in years. One of those arrested today was Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Alexei Navalny, who broke her house arrest to join the thousands on the streets, as she marched towards the Matrosskaya Tishina jail where her husband is being held. Police used tear gas and batons to violently beat back the protesters in some of the worst scenes of street unrest since Putin came to power more than two decades ago. The protesters chanted and waved banners criticising Putin, threw snowballs at police and even gathered on frozen lakes to perform… Read full this story
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