Thousands rally across Russia to call for Navalny’s release

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    Thousands of supporters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are protesting in cities across the country to call for his release from jail. Police have made more than 167 arrests, according to the website OVD-Info, as the Kremlin tries to break up the unsanctioned rallies by force. The protests are likely to be the country’s largest since 2017

    Thousands of Alexei Navalny supporters join protests across Russia

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