by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/29/18, 11:54 am
Russian officials on Sunday released opposition leader Alexei Navalny hours after police arrested him, as thousands of demonstrators marched in cities across the country to protest the presidential election scheduled for March. Navalny had called for the protests and encouraged people to boycott the polls. Riot police wrestled him to the ground and pulled him into a police van shortly after he arrived at a protest in Moscow. “This means nothing,” Navalny tweeted from the van.