BREAKING: AT LEAST 700 ARRESTED, NUMBERS RISING -WATCH:OPPOSITION LEADER LYUBOV SOBOL DETAINED AS RUSSIAN POLICE START CONDUCTING MULTIPLE ARRESTS OF PROTESTERS ACROSS MOSCOW

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.

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.

Source: Russia protests: Opposition leader Lyubov Sobol detained

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