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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Thousands arrested, police injured in pro-Navalny protests in Russia” – below is their description.
Tens of thousands of people in Russia rallied on Saturday, in the largest anti-government protests in years. Thousands were arrested as they protested the pre-trial detention of opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He was arrested last week as he returned to Russia, following treatment in Germany for poisoning. #Russia #ProtestCGTN YouTube Channel
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