Navalny ally urges Russians to light candles in Valentine's Day protest

By Tom Balmforth and Anton Kolodyazhnyy MOSCOW (Reuters) – An ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urged Russians on Tuesday to gather near their homes for a brief Valentine’s Day protest this weekend, shining their mobile phone torches and lighting candles in heart shapes to flood social media. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest against the jailing of Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, who says he is being persecuted for political reasons. Police have detained more than 11,000 people at what they say were unsanctioned protests that th…

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