Monday, February 1, 2021

Scenes from the Alexei Navalny Protests in Russia

by Nomad

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Throughout Russia, demonstrators launched a second round of protests calling for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny's release. This despite a growing crackdown and threats of prosecution by the authorities. 

According to the Moscow Times:
Navalny's allies called for new protests to demand his release after tens of thousands took to the streets nationwide last Saturday in rallies that also protested Russia's elite, resulting in a single-day record of over 4,000 detentions. The Kremlin critic faces up to 3.5 years in jail in a trial that starts this week on charges of violating the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence while recovering from Novichok poisoning in Germany.

The Moscow Times also offered this footage from the protests. 

This report comes from Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster: