Clashes as hundreds arrested at pro-Alexei Navalny protests – including his wife

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Clashes as hundreds arrested at pro-Alexei Navalny protests – including his wife” – below is their description.

    More than 350 people have been detained at “illegal” demos in Russia, the Far East and Siberia.

    The protesters are demanding the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was arrested upon his return to Russia last week following a long stint in recovery abroad from nerve agent poisoning. Russian police also detained Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, at a protest in Moscow on Saturday.

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