There is amazing news out of Russia today. Here is a summary post on the protests written by NPR’s Jason Breslow. Take a look at this excerpt:
Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in protest on Saturday to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, braving the threat of mass arrests in what was expected to be one of the largest demonstrations against the Kremlin in years.
From the port city of Vladivostok in the east to the capital of Moscow seven time zones away in the west, protesters swept across the country in open defiance of warnings from Russian authorities that the demonstrations have been deemed illegal.
In Moscow, protesters gathered in Pushkin Square for what appeared to be the largest of the day’s protests.
Here is some video from the UK’s Guardian: