Russian Police Detain Hundreds at Corruption Protest on National Day

June 13, 2017 12:29 AM
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Police in Russia have detained hundreds of protesters and some journalists at anti-corruption demonstrations in cities across the country on Russia's national day.  The protests were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained in Moscow as he left his home to try to join a demonstration in the capital.  VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports that the White House condemned the detentions and said it is monitoring the situation.