Putin cracks down on anti-war protests in Russia with ‘more than 6,500 arrests’

The Independent says At least 6,500 people have been arrested in Russia during protests against the Ukrainian invasion, it’s claimed.

Putin cracks down on anti-war protests in Russia with ‘more than 6,500 arrests’

The Independent says At least 6,500 people have been arrested in Russia during protests against the Ukrainian invasion, it’s claimed.

Demonstrations have taken place in more than 100 Russian cities since Vladimir Putin sent his forces to attack Ukraine, according to the OVD-Info project, an independent Russian human rights monitoring group.

Not content with starting the war, the Russian president is also cracking down on dissent at home.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has tried to downplay the scale of the protests, saying that while Mr Putin “hears everyone’s opinion”, he also knows “the share of those who have a different point of view and those who are sympathetic to such a necessary operation”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-ukraine-anti-war-protests-putin-b2026825.html

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