Navalny supporters to defy Kremlin and hold candelit protests

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People set to gather in courtyards across Russia despite authorities warning they could face arrest

Supporters of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to hold candlelit gatherings in residential courtyards across Russia on Sunday despite warnings that they could be arrested.

Navalny’s allies have declared a moratorium on street rallies until the spring after police detained thousands of people at protests in the past few weeks against the opposition politician’s arrest and imprisonment.

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