Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tens of thousands rally across Russia in protests against corruption

MOSCOW — Shouting “We demand answers,” and “Stop lying and stealing,” tens of thousands of protesters turned out Monday across Russia in a nationwide anti-corruption rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny as part of his long-shot bid to unseat President Vladi­mir Putin. Russian authorities met the challenge with helmet and truncheon: Police said they had rounded up 650 protesters at illegal rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg alone, although the Russian OVD-info nongovernment group put the number of detained at more than 1,000.

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