January 28, 2018 / 11:54 AM / 10 months ago

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained at Moscow rally after brief appearance

People gather in a square during a rally, held by supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for a boycott of a March 18 presidential election, in Moscow, Russia January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained soon after joining a rally in Moscow on Sunday, the anti-corruption activist wrote on Twitter.

Hundreds of his supporters joined a nationwide day of protest against the authorities on Sunday, calling on voters to boycott what they said would be a rigged presidential election on March 18.

Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber

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