Navalny supporters call for fresh protests across Russia

A woman beaten by police becomes a symbol of opposition as Vladimir Putin tries to contain the anti-corruption movement

Supporters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have called for more rallies across the country this weekend to demand his release after he was put in pre-trial detention over parole violations he denies.

One of Navalny’s leading allies, lawyer and politician Lyubov Sobol, told reporters on Tuesday that his anti-corruption movement would continue to operate despite many people being detained after protests swept through Russian cities at the weekend.

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