More than 180 reported arrested in Navalny demonstrations

MOSCOW (AP) — Human rights groups say police across Russia have arrested more than 180 people in connection with demonstrations supporting imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Many were seized even before the protests even began, including two top Navalny associates in Moscow. Navalny’s team called the unsanctioned demonstrations after reports that his health is deteriorating while on a hunger strike, which he began March 31. His organization said protests would take place in more than 180 cities, but it was not immediately clear if they would match the massive turnout for protests in January that were the largest in Russia in a decade.