People in thousands take out rallies in Russia supporting Navalny

KATHMANDU: People from across Russia took to streets in snowy weather in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny demanding his release during the Saturday protest.

An estimated 40,000 people braved the streets where police charged heavily upon them to break the rallies.

In Moscow alone, police detained 1,100 people whoop more than 3,000 people were arrested across the country.

Moscow this afternoon. Estimates suggest some 40,000 people braved the streets. 1100 detained in Moscow alone.

— Arkady Ostrovsky (@ArkadyOstrovsky) January 23, 2021

Social media, including Twitter, is flooded with posts, tweets, comments with videos on this dramatic scene where people from around the globe posted slogans such as "Be Brave for freedom", "Keep fighting, citizens of Russia", "Best wishes, truly", and more.

Meanwhile, a video of people showering snow upon the police showed the intensity of the current scenario in Russia.

Video of the day. #Protesters in #Moscow pelt police with snowballs as demonstrations continue across #Russia#RussiaProtests

— Sandeep Seth (@sandipseth) January 24, 2021