Navalny wrote on his Instagram page that he had been detained near his home and was being taken to the Danylovsky department of the Interior Ministry.
Police officers detain Russia's top opposition figure Alexei Navalny (C) after his visit the city's election commission office to submit documents to get registered as a mayoral election candidate in Moscow July 10, 2013.
Last June, Russia's election committee decided that 41-year-old Navalny isn't eligible to run for presidency in the upcoming election following several arrests. But Navalny has insisted that Friday's rally was authorised.
North Korea quake not a nuclear test, say China experts
Chinese banks were told this week to refuse new clients from North Korea and begin winding down business with existing customers. North Korea in past months has been stepping up the aggressiveness of its nuclear and missile tests. "This could change that".
"A plan to block regional rallies won't work", Navalny said, adding that other demonstrations are set to be held in Orenburg in the Urals and Arkhangelsk in northwest.
His campaign chief, Leonid Volkov, was kept in police custody in Nizhny Novgorod for most of the day Friday until being released and ordered to attend Monday's court hearing on the same charges. "They were saying for so long that opposition has no support in the regions, and it now pains them to even look at our rallies".
Russian Federation is set to hold an election in March, with President Vladimir Putin expected to seek another term.
Texas at Iowa State
Texas coach Tom Herman gave credit to Iowa State's defensive game plan and acknowledged his team's mistakes and shortcomings. The teams combined for 568 total yards and 37 first downs, which is about one team's total in a typical Big 12 game.
Church Usher Hailed A 'Hero' After Stopping Gunman
As services were ending Sunday, a former member of the congregation shot and killed a woman who was walking back to her auto . Caleb Engle's grandmother also praised him, saying she is very proud. "It was a good church", said Merritt, 58.
SC elections were not targeted by Russian hackers
The groups did, however, scan IP addresses associated with the Secretary of State's website for vulnerabilities. The Department of Homeland Security called Wyman personally to tell her of the activity, he said.