January 28 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
About a thousand people have gathered at an unsanctioned rally of supporters of Navalny in Moscow (a city of 12 million people.)
The oppositionist was detained for violating the rules of the rally. He was taken to the police station to draft an administrative protocol.
Earlier, on December 25, the Central Election Commission denied Alexei Navalny of registration as a candidate for the presidency of Russia due to having a criminal record. After the decision of the CEC, he announced his intention to conduct an all-Russian protest action on January 28, across 80 cities.
The rallies were approved by the local authorities in many cities, however, the main protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg were not agreed with the authorities. Other unsanctioned rallies took place in Vladivostok, Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd and elsewhere.