Russia: more than 400 people were arrested in different protests

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On Thursday, after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, the Interior Ministry warned citizens that the authorities would take “all necessary measures” to maintain order at any “unauthorized” protests related to “the tense political situation”. foreign”.

More than 400 people were arrested in various Russian cities in the third consecutive day of protests against the invasion of Ukraine, the human rights NGO OVD-Info reported today, bringing the total number of arrests to more than 3,000 since the start of the offensive.

“At least 3,052 people have been arrested” since Thursday, of which 467 this Saturday, in demonstrations that have multiplied throughout Russia despite being prohibited, the association detailed.

Russia has strict legislation to control demonstrations, which usually end with massive arrests.

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