Thousands of Russians take to streets to demand release of jailed opposition leader

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny came back to Russia after being poisoned. As soon as he landed, he was jailed, which propelled thousands to take to the streets.
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Like sing along they poisoned by nerve agent survives in the German hospital returns to Russia. And is promptly arrested but could it is learning it may be hard to ignore the opposition leader after a series of protests across the country that led to thousands of arrests. But what now. Patrick weevil files this report. Pieces scenes the Kremlin doesn't like to see you. And sensitivity tens of thousands of people joining protests across Russia. The big issue of opposition to Vladimir Putin in years. Authorities bluntly confronted its. Ruined police thanks millions beating the cruise. The number of people detained now and that 3700. According to a monitoring group but. The protest is demanding freedom relaxing of only. Vladimir Putin's fiercest critic of Olney came back to Russia just over a week ago. Returning for the first time since being nearly fatally poisoned by a nerve agent over the summit Nadal he was detained as soon as he landed in Moscow. Been sent to prison by a makeshift court. Only Olson is a. New name calling upon you but don't be silence and resist take to the streets. Nobody can protect us but ourselves. We are so many that if we want to achieve something we will achieve. Yeah. His cool to protest cents a day seemed as attested his influence. And whether his gamble to return to Russia would pay off. But now it seems it did protests taking place in who flew 100 cities. Spreading to places went to the lonely usually goes ignored. Blood it was still 6000 miles from Moscow police challenging a crown. Okay. People braving Russian winter temperatures often blue minus twenty degrees. It's Nigeria riot police chasing demonstrates his poems and the only some of frozen river. Outside most of crowns for only in the thousands but in a country with so much effort is put into suppressing opposition. This bread and energy was different. Okay. This deal together were forced its entirety English don't be afraid to get out together we can do it. Also also going. Not only has built his following through that you investigations. Exposing alleged corruption among Putin's allies knowing yet. Last week after he was jailed he released a new one. Film that claims to expose the secret palace built by prince in on Russia's Black Sea. Know of only alleging the palace filled with staggering luxury. A personal casino theater and underground ice hockey rink Putin in a rare step commenting on the investigation today. Saying it's a hack chilled and boring. The film though now has been watched roughly ninety million times on you achieve the Kremlin has long tried to dismiss the Vallone has not a serious opponent but his return having survived the poisoning attempt. Is making that much harder. Authorities instead having to fool thing animal nutrition yeah. Sanyo and Dmitry decided to go to the princess and more student. Despite warnings from authorities did anyone attending faced arrest. So good to be prepared to play our best or fulfilled best books and just. To be this bad for a that's good the bad news. The books you Billy. Yeah the defendant ninth day in the PlayStation we have books begin doing. Now we RAB. They say it Novo me now represents more than himself. You can just panicking and I you are not bad news things that happened a few. He's absolutely awful I'm used to believe in the power small steps and that's my small step. But then trying to do today. Of all these team have called for more protests next weekend's. Kremlin now has to decide whether to keep note on the imprisoned that long term court hearing next week could seem jailed for years ago. More prince's assistant. Unsettling signs for the Kremlin and the changing Russian. Pension regal for ABC news line.

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