UPDATE: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police forcibly detained nearly 700 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal.
UPDATE (MOSCOW (AP) — Russian group says at least 600 people arrested at unsanctioned election protest in Moscow.Source: Russia protests: Opposition leader Lyubov Sobol detained
UPDATE (Telegraph) Police detained more than 300 demonstrators in Moscow on Saturday as Russian opposition supporters took to the streets in defiance of a formidable security presence, in fresh protests calling for fair elections in the capital next month.
UPDATE MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police detained 194 people in central Moscow during an unauthorized opposition protest on Saturday, independent monitoring group OVD-info reported.
(BBC) Russian opposition leader Lyubov Sobol has been detained ahead of an unauthorised protest in Moscow.
Ms Sobol was in a taxi about to set off for the rally when police officers dragged her into a black van, which swiftly sped off.
Protesters are gathering in the Russian capital after authorities disqualified a number of opposition candidates from standing in local elections.
Russian media reported a few dozen arrests across Moscow.