Thousands of people took part in anti-corruption rally in Russia and over 500 of the protesters have been arrested. The demonstrators are calling for the resignation of prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, over corruption allegations. Some of the protesters could also be heard shouting that “Putin is a thief.” Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader was detained as he arrived to join the rally in central Moscow.
However, after his arrest, Navalny urged protesters to not worry about him but to continue with the protests. In his Twitter account, he wrote in Russian: “Guys, I’m fine. No need to fight to get me out. Walk along Tverskaya [Moscow main street]. Our topic of the day is the fight against corruption.”