Hundreds Arrested in Protests against Russian Pension Plans

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny being detained in Moscow, March 2017.

(From UPI)

Hundreds of people were arrested in Russia on Sunday while participating in protests against pension reform.

At least 100 people were arrested in St. Petersburg and several more in Moscow for “violating national laws” as thousands turned out for rallies against the government plans to raise the national retirement age, Russian interior ministry’s public order directorate, Yuri Valyaev told Russia’s TASS news agency.

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