Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

Several people were arrested earlier today at protests in the east of the country, with at least eleven being detained at a rally in the city of Vladivostok.

An Associated Press reporter saw about 50 protesters seized by police in the gathering at Mars Field.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a top critic of Vladimir Putin, was arrested Monday on his way to an unsanctioned protest, the Associated Press reported.

Mr. Navalny's wife wrote on his Twitter account that he had been detained near the entrance of his home but that plans for the protest in central Moscow hadn't changed. There was no immediate statement from police.

Navalny is expected to take to the stage at a protest in Moscow this afternoon.

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Navalny called the anti-corruption protests after releasing a film alleging that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev controls a vast fortune through a network of foundations.

Reuters witnesses saw a police auto leaving Mr Navalny's apartment compound at high speed, followed a few minutes later by a minibus carrying around 10 policemen.

Although city authorities had agreed to a location for the Moscow protest, Mr Navalny called for it to be moved to one of the city's main thoroughfares.

Navalny said contractors hired to build a stage at the agreed-upon venue couldn't do their work.

It warned that authorities would take all necessary measures to prevent provocations or any action threatening public security. Police arrested 1,500 people nationwide, including more than 1,000 in Moscow, and a handful are being prosecuted for attacking police.

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Alexei Navalny has reportedly been arrested once again, after he urged people to join an anti-corruption protest.

The Kremlin has long sought to cast the opposition as a phenomenon of a privileged, Westernised urban elite out of touch with people in Russia's far-flung regions.

The area of Tsverskaya Street near where Navalny's supporters were planning to hold their protest was hosting an officially-organized historical festival, with actors re-enacting periods of Russian history with props such as World War Two jeeps and artillery guns. Photos on the website suggested turnouts of hundreds at the rallies.

At least four people were detained on June 12 in the city of Blagoveshchensk, including the organizer of the unauthorized protests there, according to OVD-Info, a site that tracks protests and police actions in Russian Federation.

Navalny has become the most prominent figure in an opposition that has been troubled by factional disputes.

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