Last Updated May 5, 2018 8:58 AM EDT
MOSCOW — Russian police have detained opposition leaderat a demonstration against President Vladimir Putin in central Moscow. Video showed police carrying a struggling Navalny, who is Putin’s most prominent foe, out of capital’s Pushkin Square, carrying him by the legs and arms.
Thousands of demonstrators denouncing Putin’s upcoming inauguration into a fourth term gathered Saturday in the square for an unauthorized protest that was part of a day of nationwide demonstrations under the slogan “He is not our czar.” Activists from the pro-Kremlin National Liberation Movement were staging a rival rally at the same place Saturday, the BBC reports. A helicopter hovered overhead to monitor the crowd.
There were protests in other cities, and a monitoring group said Russian authorities have arrested over 350 people in nationwide demonstrations against Putin.
Navalny was. The election process in Russia is tightly managed by the government.
Putin will be inaugurated Monday for a six-year term.
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