Navalnyi’s supporters spend night in Manezhnaya Square
About 40 people took part in the action of solidarity with Putin critic Alexei Navalnyi and his brother.
People decided to spend the night in a giant New Year bauble in Manezhnaya Square. About 40 people gathered in the installation and spent the whole night there. Maria Alyokhina from Pussy Riot, Arseniy Bobrovski from KremlinRussia and a member of the Corruption Struggle Fund Georgi Alburov were among them.
The riot police started detaining the action participants at about 8 a.m.
Aleksei and Oleg Navalnyi were returned guilty of stealing from the companies Ives Rocher East and MPK on Tuesday. Oleg Navalnyi was sentenced to 3.5 years of imprisonment and Aleksei was put on probation for 3.5 years.
The action of solidarity with the brothers ended in mass detentions in Moscow on December 30. About 300 people were detained, mass media report.
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