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British journalist arrested covering Russian anti-corruption protests

27.03.2017, 11:10

Guardian reporter Alec Luhn, who was covering the protests organized by Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Moscow, on March 26, was detained by Russian police, Krym.realii reports.

According to the journalist, he came to the rally to take photos for a store, and he did not participate in the rally. On his page on Twitter correspondent wrote that he kept in a police station for over four hours and up protocol.

Alec Luhn wrote on his Twitter account: "After 4hours I'm being charged w/administrative violation for participating in unsanctioned rally even tho I showed journalist accreditation".

According to the OVD-Info, police dedtained 358 people in Moscow on actions against corruption, 34 people in St. Petersburg, and in Nizhny Novgorod, police detained 24 people.

Earlier, police detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, who organized a rally in the capital and urged to hold similar rallies across Russia. The politician urged his supporters to continue "the walk" against corruption. 

Anti-corruption rallies were held aRussia, on March 26. The protests related to the publication of the investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Foundation about undeclared property of The Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In most cities,orginizers and participants failed to agree on action. Police detained hundreds of activists at the rally in Moscow.

Photo - Alec Luhn Twitter

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