“Putin, go away!” Rallies for Navalny are being held in Russia: the situation at 12:00 – photo, video

Today, rallies are being held in Russian cities in support of the arrested Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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The opposition’s team called for Russians to go out to the central streets of about 60 cities at 14:00 – the first protests began in the Far East and Siberia.

In Moscow, the authorities are still preparing for the action. There they have already detained the coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters and began to shift tiles on Pushkin Square, where the rally is to take place.

Meduza’s correspondent also noticed armored vehicles at the entrance to the Russian capital.

In Vladivostok, riot police brutally dispersed the protesters, there were clashes. Kommersant claims that the demonstrators blocked Svetlanskaya Street in the city center, but they were ousted. The protesters chanted “Putin to resign”, “We are not afraid. One. Two. Three, Putin leave”, “Return the palace to the people.” According to Kommersant’s estimates, 3,000 people are taking part in the action, while the authorities estimate that 300-500. According to OVD-Info, 27 people were detained in the city.

The protests in Vladivostok were also attended by the famous blogger and journalist Yuri Dud. In a commentary on Siberia.Realii, he said that he had come because “lawlessness should not become the norm.”

About 4,000 people went to the center of Novosibirsk, writes Taiga.info. There were harsh, but not massive, detentions, riot police force out the hundreds of people who remained in the central square.

Taiga.info also reports that about 1,500 people left in Barnaul, and in Kemerovo, about 500 people reached the city hall.

In Yakutsk, where today is -53 degrees of frost, about 300 people came out, writes News Ykt. OVD-Info reports about 13 detainees in the city.

They also held meetings in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur and other cities in eastern Russia. The procession began in Yekaterinburg.

OVD-Info has such data on detainees in different cities.

Medusa reports that actions have also begun overseas, such as in Melbourne, Australia.

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