SAINT PETERSBURG - Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny led thousands through the streets of Vladimir Putin's native city Saturday demonstrating against his likely return to the Kremlin in March 4 polls. The demonstration was called a day before thousands more plan to link hands around Moscow in a symbolic show of frustration with the ex-KGB spy's decision to seek a third presidential term after dominating Russia for 12 years. "The event on March 4 cannot be called an election," Navalny told reporters before heading to the central Moscow Station in Saint Petersburg for the protest.