Dozens of Russian nationals and other supporters of opposition chief Alexei Navalny took portion in demonstrations in calling for his release from jail in Amsterdam and The Hague on Saturday.
Carrying placards in Russian and English contacting for liberty for Navalny and all political prisoners, they gathered outdoors the Russian embassy in The Hague and on Museumplein in Amsterdam.
‘We are demonstrating in the Netherlands to guidance our close friends and family members in Russia,’ one particular of the demonstrators, who has lived in the Netherlands for 6 a long time, explained to DutchNews.nl. ‘We are hoping to bring the world’s awareness to the way Vladimir Putin is violating the law.’
In accordance to the BBC, Russian police detained a lot more than 3,000 persons in a crackdown on protests throughout Russia on Saturday.
Navalny experienced named for protests following his arrest very last Sunday immediately after his return from Berlin the place he experienced been recovering from a nerve agent attack in Russia past August.
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