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Rallies in support of Navalny take place in cities across Europe01:55

Rallies in support of Navalny take place in cities across Europe

International, Multiple locations
January 23, 2021 at 20:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rallies in support of jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny were held in a number of European cities on Saturday.

Footage shows demonstrations in the capitals of the Netherlands, Estonia and Latvia. The protesters сan be seen at Amsterdam's Museum Square and at Freedom Square in Tallinn as well as in front of the Russian Embassy in Riga. The Riga city council had not permitted the rally, citing measures aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus.

Navalny was detained on January 17 upon his return to Russia from Germany, where he spent nearly five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack.

After Navalny's arrest his associates called on supporters to join demonstrations in dozens of Russian cities on Saturday.

On Monday, Navalny was jailed for 30 days for breaching parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction. Navalny said the court ruling held inside the police station was a ‘mockery.’ His parole review hearing is currently scheduled to take place on January 29.

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Rallies in support of jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny were held in a number of European cities on Saturday.

Footage shows demonstrations in the capitals of the Netherlands, Estonia and Latvia. The protesters сan be seen at Amsterdam's Museum Square and at Freedom Square in Tallinn as well as in front of the Russian Embassy in Riga. The Riga city council had not permitted the rally, citing measures aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus.

Navalny was detained on January 17 upon his return to Russia from Germany, where he spent nearly five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack.

After Navalny's arrest his associates called on supporters to join demonstrations in dozens of Russian cities on Saturday.

On Monday, Navalny was jailed for 30 days for breaching parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction. Navalny said the court ruling held inside the police station was a ‘mockery.’ His parole review hearing is currently scheduled to take place on January 29.