Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader has been detained after being found guilty for unlawful protest along with 1,400 during a mass protest on Monday. This is termed as a protest that is looking to make a difference in Russia.
The protest is a clear evidence of Navalny’s influence as protesters yelled anti-Putin messages and slogans.
It is widely believed that Navalny is seeking candidacy in next year’s presidential election.
Early in the month of February, he was convicted of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Russian laws prohibit convicted people from running for office. Navalny says the charges against him are politically motivated.
According to the reports, 70% of people at Monday’s protest were in their teens or early 20s.
The government is trying hard to make kids at the age of 17 or 18 to discourage them from support Navalny. But Monday’s protests and March’s Navalny-organized anti-corruption demonstrations are evidence the government’s grip on the political narrative is weakening.
The youth of Russia are believed to be angry with the government for imposing the will on people.
Putin could not have control on the Internet as he used control the TV. The steps taken by the government to control the internet was not so effective.