More detentions & clashes | Pro-Navalny rallies across Russia attract smaller crowds

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    Thousands of people again took to the streets across Russia on Sunday to call for the release of opposition figure Alexey Navalny. While most were uneventful, some marches spiraled into confrontation between police and protesters.

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