News of the Day: 26 September 2021

RFE/RL: On September 15, the four activists walked onto the square and unfurled a banner reading, “Freedom For Navalny! Putin To Prison!” Eight seconds later, according to a video shot by RusNews correspondent Yevgeny Yevsyukov, the protest in support of imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and against the decades-long rule of President Vladimir Putin was over. Security agents sprinted to the scene, grabbed the banner, and whisked the participants away.

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