Russian protesters urge boycott of presidential vote even as opposition leader Navalny is arrested – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS MURMANSK, Russia — From central Moscow to the Arctic, thousands of Russian protesters on Sunday called for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election even as the authorities detained organizers and raided the office of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Police detained Navalny, who branded the boycott a “voters’ strike” against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government, shortly after the protests began. But more than 1,000 people took to one of Moscow’s central thoroughfares nevertheless. Thousands more turned out on squares and streets in St. Petersburg, in Siberia, and in places as remote as Murmansk, a port city in...

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