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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested ... Again

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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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Navalny was arrested on his way to a protest march calling for Russians to boycott the upcoming Presidential election , the arrest follows an earlier raid on his campaign office where it's reported police broke in due to a "bomb threat"


Video footage posted on social media showed Navalny appear on Moscow’s main thoroughfare, a few hundred meters (yards) from the Kremlin, to join several hundred supporters taking part in the protest, which the authorities had said was illegal.

He had only walked a short distance when he was surrounded by helmet-clad police officers. They wrestled him to the ground on the pavement, and then dragged him feet first into the patrol wagon, the video footage showed.

Navalny’s personal Twitter feed carried a post to his followers saying he had been arrested. “That does not matter. Come to Tverskaya. You’re not coming out for me, but for your future,” the post said.
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It's a surprise that given his massive approval rating and the inevitability of his victory Tsar Putin is so concerned about the man but I guess the old KGB ethic still beats strongly in Putin's heart.




posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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It's rigged, just differently to the US
Remember, the US had to choices, both rotten to the core
At least the less rotten got in, in the US



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: gortex

His headquarters was also raided. Apparently supporters of his were able to do an audio broadcast from a hidden location. Authorities are still trying to locate the source.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:51 AM
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According to reports Navalny is expected to be charged with a public-order violation which could carry a sentance of 20 days in jail , the protest continued in his absence.

Russian protesters shouting slogans including "Putin is a thief!" gathered briefly around the Russian government's headquarters while marching through central Moscow.
The lengthy march Sunday by the mostly young group of several hundred protesters came after a large gathering at Pushkin Square dispersed. The rally was among protests nationwide in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to boycott the March 18 presidential election.

The marchers headed down Novy Arbat, one of Moscow's widest and busiest avenues, to the riverside government building colloquially known as the Russian White House. They shouted slogans and some threw handfuls of snow through the high, spiked fence surrounding the building before moving on.
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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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Russia is a dictatorship. No surprise.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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Don't compare that POS nation to the USA.

NONE of our leaders or would be leaders have ever been beat the S*** out of in public and then dragged into a police van.

FK Russia.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
Navalny was arrested on his way to a protest march calling for Russians to boycott the upcoming Presidential election .


It was expected that he would be arrested again. He was on HardTalk last week, and I think that was discussed.

The Authorities just want him off the hustings it seems.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Thanks for the heads up mate , will check out HardTalk on iplayer.


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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 01:39 PM
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Interesting times, to say the least.

Vlad the Great, Tsar of all the Russias, save a few, strikes again, eh?

Yet, for some odd reason, he remains the good guy for many... Odd, that.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
Interesting times, to say the least.

Vlad the Great, Tsar of all the Russias, save a few, strikes again, eh?

Yet, for some odd reason, he remains the good guy for many... Odd, that.


Putin's Russia is the new Russian empire. Erdogan's Turkey is the new Ottoman empire. Khamanei's Iran is the new Persian empire. Of these three, Russia is the most powerful. Russians are good at math and computer. Insanely advanced military hardware.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
IYet, for some odd reason, he remains the good guy for many... Odd, that.


Not really, as he controls the media.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 02:39 PM
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I really would love to know what would happen if there was a Nawalny in Trumpland, controlled by the russians and being a known racist and neonazi supporter that organizes flashmob like illegal protests, just to get arrested media-effective. To slip in the victim role. So that he could play the role of the clean Trump challenger. Would he not have been arrested for creating illegal protests(again and again) too, in Trumpland?



Another rightwinger "U"S tool to destabilize other countries, same as it ever was.
But whining when russians bought some facebook ads, whining about third party inventions in the "U"S elections...

Btw, Nawalny would just be another corrupt leader, just like Putin but worse, because controlled by the freedom and democracy loving west that never would interfere in other nations elections and support the opposition in other nations to bring down the actual government there...

Made in Usa: Democratic Navalni

Meet Alexei Navalny: The U.S. State Department's inside man for 'regime change' in Russia


n 2008 during the Russo-Georgian War, Navalny called Georgians "rodents" (Russian: грызуны) and called for imposing of a complete blockade on Georgia and eviction of all Georgian nationals from Russia. He further stated that he very much wanted to strike the Georgian General Staff with a cruise missile.[186] In response to criticism, in 2013 Navalny said that he regretted calling Georgians rodents but stood by everything else he said at the time.[187] In 2011, Navalny stated he considered himself a "nationalist democrat".[188] International media have often commented on his ambiguous but non-condemnatory stance toward ethnic Russian nationalism.[189][190] The BBC noted in a profile of Navalny that his endorsement of a political campaign called "Stop feeding the Caucasus" and his willingness to speak at ultra-nationalist events "have caused concern among liberals". He also has been a co-organizer of the "Russian March",[191] which Radio Free Europe describes as "a parade uniting Russian nationalist groups of all stripes",.[192]

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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

That excuse may work for those living in Russia. But look at how many on this site make Putin out to be a hero.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: DerBeobachter

I don't think anyone ever said that Navalny was an ideal candidate. Hell, I don't think anyone even called him a good candidate. At the same time he is still Putin's political opponent and that is apparently enough to get him arrested.

The fact that Navalny is still alive should be proof enough that he doesn't present an actual threat to the Putin regime. Still, his multiple incarcerations show that true opposition to Putin will not be tolerated.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 04:38 PM
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Navalny is quite disgusting person and that is reason why he have almost zero support in Russia. But western media have this clown as some hero.



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
Navalny is quite disgusting person and that is reason why he have almost zero support in Russia. But western media have this clown as some hero.


Its not about what he stands for for most people outside Russia, more so its about the fact that he IS standing up.


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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
It's rigged, just differently to the US
Remember, the US had to choices, both rotten to the core
At least the less rotten got in, in the US

Being rotten to the core doesn't leave much room for being, 'worsa' as they say round here.


You need to expand a bit...but please don't start by saying Trump is better because he cares about little people...he doesn't, that much I do know (BTW in English it is 'two' choices)
As for Navalny, That's hard to call, he is confrontational at times, been accused at home of being a xenophobic Russsian, being Putin's controlled opposition, (he escaped jail that time because the prosecution let him go with Putin's approval...which was read out in court) all sorts of things.
But what is a given, is that Navalny's formative years were when Putin's greedy money elite Russia started to emerge, and Navalny sees himself as a true Russian to help his people, rather than help the oligarch's to hold on to their stolen Russian rubles.
What is true about Putin is that he pushed Russia into the 20th century proper for many, but really not everybody....and out of the isolation, even so, Navalny has had a few rallies, and they have been pretty large.
Navalny is a lawyer, so should be smart enough, and could be earnest enough about a country's wealth being better distributed, rather than that wealth ending up in say, the US as hundreds, maybe thousands of millionaire condos, some maybe never lived in, and that's only the US....which sort of brings us back to Trump, who has actively encouraged funny money going his way in his very recent past.

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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
Navalny is quite disgusting person and that is reason why he have almost zero support in Russia. But western media have this clown as some hero.


Its not about what he stands for for most people outside Russia, more so its about the fact that he IS standing up.


That's how we got Trumped



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Velatropa24

Off topic- I like your handle



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