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.
"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.
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