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Police detain Russian opposition politician ahead of protest

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Police detain Russian opposition politician ahead of protest
A law enforcement officer detains a man after a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, Russia August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov   -   Copyright  MAXIM SHEMETOV(Reuters)
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition politician Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, said on social media on Saturday she had been detained by police ahead of a protest in Moscow.

A video posted on Sobol’s Twitter account showed police entering her office.

(This story corrects day to Saturday.)

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet)

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