Over 5,000 detained as opposition demos grip Russia for second week

More than 5,000 people have been detained at demonstrations across Russia in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, rights activists said on Sunday. The number of people taken into custody during this second weekend of mass pro-Navalny protests was about 1,000 higher than a week ago, an indication of both the resolve of demonstrators and the determination of Russian authorities to crack down on them. Over 1,500 people were detained on Sunday in Moscow alone, according to OVD-Info portal, which monitors law enforcement in Russia. In Saint Petersburg, the second-biggest city in Russia and …

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