Demonstrators reprised slogans from the 2011-12 Bolotnaya protests, chanting “Russia without Putin” and “Russia will be free!” The authorities met them with riot police and vans. Human-rights groups say more than 700 people were arrested in Moscow alone, including Mr Navalny. On March 27th a court sentenced Mr Navalny to 15 days in jail for organising an unauthorised demonstration.
I followed the protests throughout yesterday, mostly via several Telegram channels and Twitter. Here are some photos from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities across the country.
Navalny being arrested:
Some younger protestors:
My hometown (haven't been back there since 2013):