Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hospitalised for allergic reaction

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hospitalised for allergic reaction

At least one woman appeared to suffer serious head wounds.

Soldiers help one of the injured protesters in Moscow.

Authorities launched the clampdown as opposition politicians are fighting to get on the ballot for a Moscow parliament election in September amid anger over worsening living standards and Putin's falling approval ratings.

On the day of the protests, Putin took a dive in the Baltic Sea in a submersible to view a ship sunk during World War II.

Opinion polls in the past have shown support for Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption activist, only in the single digits. Navalny previously ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Moscow in 2013.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stayed away from Moscow over the weekend. Last year, the 66-year-old former KGB intelligence officer won a landslide re-election and a new six-year term until 2024.

Over the weekend the Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that at least 1,074 people were arrested during the protest, while the OVD-Info an organization in Russian Federation who monitors every arrest during any mass protest across the country, claimed that 1,127 people were arrested.

The protests Saturday lasted more than seven hours, first in the area of the mayor's office and then moving to a square about a kilometer (half-mile) away.

According to the police, the total number of demonstrators was around 3500.

Hundreds of riot police and members of the national guard were dispatched to the centre of the capital, closing down streets near the planned protest site at city hall and re-routing demonstrators and bystanders.

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Hundreds were detained and forced into buses to be taken to police stations.

Before the protest, several opposition members were detained, including Ilya Yashin, Dmitry Gudkov and top Navalny associate Ivan Zhdanov.

During the demonstration, they raided an office being used by Mr Navalny's supporters to live-stream the protest.

Lines of helmeted riot police tried to push back the protesters in Moscow, some of whom resisted physically.

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, who has been detained by police and charged with unlawfully organizing a public gathering, sits in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Police asked media to notify the authorities if they planned to cover the protest and urged Russians to skip the rally altogether. He called for another protest next Saturday.

Kira Yarmysh, the spokeswoman for Alexei Navalny, wrote on Twitter that he was hospitalized on Sunday morning with "severe swelling of the face and skin redness". Other activists had their homes searched.

Navalny hoped to stand against President Vladimir Putin in an election past year but was barred because of a fraud conviction he and supporters say was politically motivated.

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