Russia: Navalny participates in rally against Telegram app ban

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny took part in an authorised rally against blocking Telegram messenger ban in Moscow on Monday. According to the organisers, up to 5,000 participants -which is the maximum number of people allowed by the authorities- attended the rally. Protesters threw paper planes symbolising the Telegram messenger and chanted 'We will win!' Navalny called his... Еще supporters to participate in a nationwide rally on May 5 in Moscow ahead of Vladimir Putin's presidential inauguration scheduled on May 7. The Telegram application was banned across the entire territory of the Russian Federation, following a ruling by the Tagansky district court in Moscow on April 13. With its 15 million users, Telegram is one of the most popular messaging applications in Russia.

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