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Civil rights activists: 6,440 arrests at anti-war demonstrations in Russia

Civil rights activists: 6,440 arrests at anti-war demonstrations in Russia

People around the world are taking to the streets against the Russian war against Ukraine – including in Russia itself. There, however, the security forces are brutally cracking down on the demonstrators.

6,440 people have been arrested in Russia since anti-war demonstrations began on Thursday. Around half of the arrests – 3126 – were in Moscow, as the civil rights portal Owd-Info announced at night.

2,084 people were arrested in St. Petersburg. In Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar and Nizhny Novgorod there were more than 100 each.

Protests in more than 100 Russian cities

In total, there have been protests in 103 Russian cities since Russia began attacking Ukraine. According to Owd-Info, 413 people in 13 cities were arrested during yesterday’s protests alone.

The horror of the war against Ukraine is driving many people to the streets in Russia. However, the Russian security forces are extremely brutal against demonstrators.

The Russian authorities warn against taking part in the unauthorized rallies. Demonstrations are not allowed under the pretext of security against infection in the corona pandemic.

Source: Stern

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