More than 1,000 people were arrested Saturday at an election protest in Moscow, according to Russian police. Leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who called for the demonstration, has been jailed for 30 days.
State news agencies Tass and RIA-Novosti cited police as saying 1,074 people had been arrested. There was no immediate information what charges they face. Earlier, OVD-Info, a group that monitors political arrests in Russia, said 835 people had been detained.
The rally comes a week after the capital's biggest demonstration in years, when some 22,000 people protested the decision to block opposition candidates from standing for the city council in September.