Anti-Putin Protest Photos: Hundreds arrested in Moscow

Anti-Putin Protest Photos: Hundreds arrested in Moscow
A young girl reacts after her friend was detained by police during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia. Pavel Golovkin/AP
A young girl reacts after her friend was detained by police during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia. Pavel Golovkin/AP

The Russian government rounded up hundreds of protesters on Monday amid anti-corruption demonstrations in cities across the country. Among those arrested was Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who was barred from running against President Vladimir Putin in the country's elections in 2018.

Navalny's wife Yulia said on Twitter that he had been arrested outside their home on his way to a protest in Moscow. Russian police said Navalny was arrested for "failing to follow police orders and violating public order," according to the Guardian.

The demonstrations, which coincided with Russia Day, were aimed at rattling the Putin administration. Similar demonstrations against Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, organized by Navalny in March, saw 60,000 Russians take to the streets across the country.

Demonstrators form a human chain during anti-corruption rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP
Police detain a protester during a demonstration in downtown Moscow Monday. Pavel Golovkin/AP
Police detain a protester in Moscow Monday. Evgeny Feldman/AP
A young demonstrator is apprehended by riot police during a demonstration in downtown Moscow Monday. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
People play with a yellow duck toy, which symbolizes Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's luxury house for raising ducks, during an anti-corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP
Participants in a history festival taking place on Tverskaya street ride their horses through the protesters during an unauthorized opposition rally in central Moscow on Monday. Mladen Antonov/Getty Images
Police detain Russian opposition activist Ilya Yashin in Moscow Monday. Evgeny Feldman/AP
People gather for an anti-corruption rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP
Young protesters take part in an unauthorized opposition rally on Tverskaya street in central Moscow on Monday. Mladen Antonov/Getty Images
Police detain a protester during anti corruption rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP