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A tense Sunday in 37 Russian cities where thousands of people took to the streets. There would be over 800 arrests.
Yet another tense day on Russian roads. On this Sunday, March 13, thousands of citizens demonstrated in 37 cities to protest the war in Ukraine. According to what the OVD-info website informs, 817 demonstrators would have been arrested by the authorities.
This is an important number that leads to a total of about 14 thousand arrests since the Kremlin militarily attacked Kiev.
“OLD WOMAN ARREST”
– Dave Techz (@techz_dave) March 13, 2022
Russia protests in 37 cities
According to what is learned from Avtovaz Live, among the more than 800 people there are also 9 journalists that the police have arrested in St. Petersburg. From the numerous videos and testimonials that have spread online it emerges how the Russian police forcibly interrupted the protests of dozens and dozens of demonstrators. AFP reported that a woman was taken away by two agents just for shouting “Peace to the world”.
Another demonstrator in St. Petersburg – AFP has always made it known – was dragged to the ground.
Navalny’s appeal: “I urge you to demonstrate”
Meanwhile, Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson Kyra Yarmish has launched an appeal on Twitter asking citizens to take to the streets to demonstrate. “I urge everyone to go to the demonstration today“. He then added: “Twenty years of destruction of elections, courts, the press, the economy and the cultivation of insane imperial designs – that’s what led to this.
We have to put an end to it ”.