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Thousands gather for Navalny’s funeral in Moscow despite threat of arrest

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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Thousands of mourners gathered outside a Moscow church for the funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny despite a heavy police presence and the threat of detention.

Mourners clapped and chanted Navalny’s name as his coffin arrived at the church. Others shouted “Putin is a killer” or “no to war.”

Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable opponent, died aged 47 in an Arctic prison on February 16, sparking condemnation from world leaders and accusations from his aides that he had been murdered. The Kremlin has denied any involvement in his death.

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