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FILE PHOTO - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted upon his arrival for a hearing after being detained at the protest against corruption and demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, at the Tverskoi court in Moscow, Russia March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors warned opposition leader Alexei Navalny not to hold an unsanctioned rally on the city's central Tverskaya Street on Monday, adding that police were ready to break up "provocations and mass disorder".

Navalny, who has called for nationwide anti-corruption protests on June 12, changed the venue of the Moscow rally to Tverskaya Street close to the Kremlin late last night. He said the authorities had prevented him from renting sound equipment needed for a sanctioned rally in a separate location.

(Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jack Stubbs)


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