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MOSCOW, July 19 (Itar-Tass) - About 150 people were detained for an action in support of Alexei Navalny in downtown Moscow, most violators were released from the police after preventive talks in the police, the Moscow law enforcement agencies told Itar-Tass on Friday.
An action, which the Moscow authorities did not permit in support of oppositionist Navalny, was held at the State Duma in the centre of the Russian capital on Thursday evening. According to different estimates, from 4,000 to 6,000 people were participating in the protest action.
“The police detained about 150 active participants in the action that were brought to the police stations. Most detainees were set free after preventive talks in the police,” a source in the Moscow law enforcement agencies said.
The court in Kirov sentenced oppositionist, candidate for the post of the Moscow mayor Alexei Navalny to five years in a general security penitentiary on Thursday. He was taken in custody in the courtroom.