Russian law enforcement arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny in an attempt to suppress huge protests against President Putin within Moscow and other Russian cities also arresting hundreds of other activists. Navalny’s arrest comes during a series of arrests conducted by Russian law enforcement against the president’s opponents.
Protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian law enforcement arrested dozens of protestors today (Monday) during demonstrations against corruption within the country. Among those arrested was opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized the protests held in the center of Moscow. More than 100 people were arrested in Moscow at the coordinated protests.
Navalny, who is planning on defeating Russian President Vladimir Putin during next year’s election, hopes that the coordinated demonstrations will be larger or at least equal in size to those held in March, in which thousands took to the streets in order to protest the incumbent president. More than 1,000 people were arrested during the protests that were aimed at applying pressure upon Putin, who is expected to be re-elected in the upcoming election.