Navalny’s popularity spreading in Russia amid massive protests over his arrest

Tens of thousands of people in over a dozen Russian cities defied heavy police presence Saturday to protest the arrest of Alexei Navalny, a leading political opposition figure to Putin. Navalny’s poisoning, recovery, return to Russia, and his organization’s viral videos are turning him into a “household name” in Russia, according to PBS NewsHour’s Special Correspondent Ryan Chilcote.

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