Russia: Dozens detained at unauthorised rally in Moscow

Dozens of participants of an unauthorised rally were detained in Moscow on Saturday. The footage features riot police officers going into the crowds and taking rally participants to the police vans. Prior to the detentions, the police informed people that the rally they were participating in was not authorised and urged people not to violate the law. The rally was organised by Russian... Еще opposition activist Alexei Navalny ahead of the presidential inauguration. City authorities, reportedly, offered Sakhorova Avenue for the rally to take place at, however, Navalny and his supporters decided to organise an unauthorised rally. Clashes broke out between what appeared to be his supporters and opponents at the rally in Pushkinskaya Square. According to Moscow city police, up to 1,500 people participated in the unauthorised rally.

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