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More than 1,000 people arrested in protest against mobilization

A police surveillance group said yesterday that more than 1,000 people were arrested during demonstrations across Russia against President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of partial mobilization of civilians for fighting in Ukraine.
The OVD-Info monitoring group counted at least 1,054 people detained at rallies in 38 different cities across the country after Putin’s morning address to the nation.
The protests were the largest in Russia since demonstrations erupted after Moscow announced its military intervention in Ukraine in February.
An AFP journalist in the center of the Russian capital Moscow said at least 50 people had been detained by police in riot gear in a major shopping street.
In St. Petersburg, Russia’s former imperial capital, an AFP reporter saw police surround a small group of protesters, detain them one by one, and put them on a bus.
Protesters were shouting “No Mobilization!”



http://www.gulf-times.com/story/724682/NGO-Over-1-000-arrested-in-anti-mobilisation-prote More than 1,000 people arrested in protest against mobilization

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