Over 700 detained in Russian anti-mobilisation protests: NGO

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Over half are detained in Moscow, amid arrests at 32 cities across Russia. Read more at straitstimes.com.

this week, according to an independent monitoring group.

Police monitoring group OVD-Info counted at least 726 people detained in 32 cities across Russia, nearly half of them in Moscow, at rallies following the partial mobilisation designedThere was a large police presence in the central areas of Chistye Prudy in Moscow, an AFP journalist witnessed. Most protestors walked by or were standing still - individually or in small groups - to avoid being spotted and detained by the police."We are not cannon fodder!" a woman shouted, while police officers took her away.Protesters in Saint Petersburg also tried to be discreet - police swept away anyone deemed suspect."I want to voice my opposition to what is happening... I don't want to go to war for Putin," he said.

"I'm against the war, and against mobilisation. I'm afraid for young people" said 70-year-old Natalya Dubova.

 

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