This ends our live-blogging of the announcement of the verdict against Aleksei Navalny and the subsequent protest in central Moscow.
Bloomberg reports about the role that the app FireChat has played in the organization of the December 30 protest in Moscow in support of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny:
Open Garden, the San Francisco startup that makes FireChat, says activity from Russia has been spiking since yesterday, when Navalny urged his followers to download the free app. FireChat was the top-trending search on Apple’s App Store in Russia today.
The number of people detained at the pro-Navalny protests in central Moscow continues to rise, according to the website OvdInfo.org, which now says the figure is at least 245.
Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency cited Moscow police as saying earlier that around 100 people were detained.