Ally of Kremlin critic Navalny says new protest action planned for Sunday: MBKh media outlet

"Cinema for Peace" founder Jaka Bizilj and Leonid Volkov, chief of staff of Navalny's team, hold a news conference in Berlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – An ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday announced plans to stage some kind of new anti-Kremlin protest action this Sunday, saying the format for the event would be different from recent rallies, the MBKh media outlet reported.

Leonid Volkov said further details would be announced later on Tuesday or on Wednesday, but said the plan would seek to distance protesters from the police in an unspecified way.

Thousands of people have been detained by police at nationwide rallies in recent weeks for protesting against the jailing of Navalny.

(Reporting by Anton Zverev; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)

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