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Russia police arrest opposition leader amid protests

A video posted on his Twitter account on Sunday showed several policemen wrestling him to the ground before dragging him into a police bus, surrounded by a crowd of supporters and journalists.

by Rory Challands

Russian police have arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the capital, Moscow, after he joined nationwide protests he organised demanding fair presidential elections.

A video posted on his Twitter account on Sunday showed several policemen wrestling him to the ground before dragging him into a police bus, surrounded by a crowd of supporters and journalists.

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.


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