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Navalny ally urges Russians to join election day protest in his memory, drawing Kremlin ire

Navalny ally urges Russians to join election day protest in his memory, drawing Kremlin ire

A close ally of late opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged Russians on Tuesday to turn out in big numbers for an election day protest against President Vladimir Putin next month that Navalny had called for shortly before he died. The Kremlin warned there would be legal consequences for anyone who heeded what it called a provocative call from people it has labelled as dangerous U.S.-backed extremists. In a post on social media on February 1, Navalny had urged Russians to register their protest by all turning out to vote at the same time, at noon on March 17. Navalny died…
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