Thousands arrested in Russia for protesting Putin’s military attack on Ukraine

More than 1,700 people were arrested in Russia for joining anti-war protests condemning President Vladimir Putin’s military attack on Ukraine, which is by far the biggest number of arrests since the crushing of the network of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. OVD-Info, an agency that tracks arrests at opposition rallies, said around 1,700 protesters were detained in 53 Russian cities, more than 900 were arrested in Moscow and more than 400 were also detained in Saint Petersburg. “Who are you fighting with? Arrest Putin!” shouted a young man while he was being dragged away by three police officers. Marina Litvinovich, … Continue reading Thousands arrested in Russia for protesting Putin’s military attack on Ukraine