Russian police detain hundreds protesting against pension reform

Police officers detain an elderly man during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating. The protests, organized by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters, were a challenge to the […]

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