NewsThousands mourn Navalny, chant for freedom in Russia

Thousands mourn Navalny, chant for freedom in Russia

A sea of people in the streets. They chant anti-war and anti-Putin slogans.
A sea of people in the streets. They chant anti-war and anti-Putin slogans.
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10:32 AM EST, March 1, 2024

Thousands of Russians are taking part in the funeral ceremonies for Alexei Navalny. Following a brief service in the church, the funeral procession moved towards the cemetery for his burial.

Mournful cries first broke out when Navalny’s coffin arrived at the church. Throughout the service, attendees repeated slogans: "Navalny," "Do not give up," and "We will not forget."

As the coffin left the church, chants resumed: "Russia will be free. Putin is a killer," "Love is stronger than fear," and "No to war."

"Russia will be free," the crowd chanted determinedly.

Aerial footage showed the queue to the church stretching for about 1.24 miles.

Mourners threw flowers towards the funeral procession.

On their way to Borisov cemetery, people chanted, "No to war" and "Freedom for political prisoners!"

"Putin is a killer," screamed the crowd.

Thousands are en route to the cemetery.

Frank Sinatra's "My Way" played as Navalny's coffin was lowered into the grave.

The crowd also voiced their demand for the release of political prisoners.

"An endless procession of people," reports Mediazona.

"'Love is stronger than fear!'" we catch from the recording.

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