Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow.

Thousands of people have joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations.

Most of the marches have not been authorised by the authorities.

Police have been deployed in large numbers in Moscow where dozens of other protesters have also been detained.

TV pictures showed demonstrators chanting “Down with Putin!”, “Russia without Putin!” and “Putin is a thief!”.

Mr Navalny was detained as he arrived to join the rally in central Moscow. Protesters then tried to prevent a police van from taking him away.

An opposition supporter blocks a police van transporting detained anticorruption campaigner and opposition figure Aleksei Navalny during a rally in Moscow on March 26, 2017.

In a tweet after his detention, he urged fellow protesters to continue with the demonstration.

“Guys, I’m fine. No need to fight to get me out. Walk along Tverskaya [Moscow main street]. Our topic of the day is the fight against corruption,” he said (in Russian).

In this handout photo provided by Kira Yarmysh, Alexei Navalny press secretary, people block the way for police bus, where Alexei Navalny is kept in downtown MoscowProtesters block the bus where Alexei Navalny was kept

A rights group, OVD Info, said at least 130 people had been detained in Moscow and that police had used pepper spray to disperse the crowd, AFP news agency reports.

Alexei Navalny called for the nationwide protests after he published reports claiming that Mr Medvedev controlled mansions, yachts and vineyards through a shadowy network of non-profit organisations.

Opposition rally protesters in Vladivostok

The prime minister has not commented on the claims.

Demonstrations were also held in Saint-Petersburg, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Tomsk and several other cities, where arrests had also been reported.

Protesters walk along Moscow's Tverskaya street during an unauthorised anti-corruption rallyBetween 3,000 and 4,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow, reports sayPolice detain a protester in downtown MoscowDozens of protesters have been arrested in the capital

Mr Navalny announced his intention to run for president against Vladimir Putin in 2018. But he is barred from doing so after being found guilty in a case he said was politicised.

Russian police detain a protester ahead of an opposition rally in central Moscow.

He said on his website that protests were planned in 99 cities, but that in 72 of them authorities did not give permission.

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