Hundreds protest outside Russian embassy in Prague over Navalny’s death

Around 300 protesters gathered in front of the Russian Embassy in Prague on Friday evening after news broke that the jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny had died in prison. People brought flowers, lit candles and carried placards reading “Putin is to blame”. On a nearby tree, his supporters taped a photo of Navalny and an inscription in Cyrillic that read "We will not forget and we will not forgive", a phrase the opposition leader often used in the past in connection with the practices of the Putin regime.

Commemorative gatherings at which people paid tribute to Navalny and blamed Putin for his death have been taking place around Europe.