Russian police arrest Kremlin critic Navalny at protest

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny defied house arrest Tuesday to join a protest in central Moscow but was swiftly detained by police, a live stream on Dozhd television channel showed.

AFP| Updated: Dec 31, 2014, 00:50 AM IST

Moscow: Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny defied house arrest Tuesday to join a protest in central Moscow but was swiftly detained by police, a live stream on Dozhd television channel showed.

Navalny was grabbed by police and bundled into a police bus close to Manezhnaya square, where several hundred protesters gathered to protest a guilty verdict against him and his younger brother Oleg in a controversial fraud trial.