>> Detained at home in the entrance hall. Russian police stopping Kremlin critic and opposition leader, Alexi Navalny, as he was heading out to his own anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Police driving him away from his apartment and cutting off electricity in his office briefly bringing down a live feed of nationwide protests.
But that didn't stop his wife tweeting. She's called for the demonstrations to go ahead anyway in Moscow and in 180 other towns. Authorities say the protests are unauthorized and illegal. 1,000 ardent Navalny supporters out in Moscow's central Pushkin Square, over 50 of them detained by riot police and the rest blocked trying to get to the Kremlin.
Many roads in the area already filled with planned festivities to mark Russia Day, a nationwide bank holiday. Historic props like World War II jeeps and planes among the obstacles to the march. Navalny plans to run against incumbent Vladimir Putin in next year's Presidential election. According to polls, his chances are slim, and it's even unclear whether the Kremlin will allow him to run.
But he hopes anger over corruption will boost his cause and allow him to build on the success of a mass protest across Russia in March. That led to over a 1,000 protests and rare domestic pressure on Putin.