Putin's riot police arrest more than 700 protesters following mobilisation order

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Russian police have arrested more than 700 anti-mobilisation protesters

Forces moved quickly on Saturday to disperse the peaceful protests, arresting hundreds, including some children, in several cities across the country.

The Defence Ministry said about 300,000 people would be summoned to active duty, but the order left a door open to many more getting called into service. Most Russian men aged 18-65 are automatically counted as reservists.Family of aid worker who died in Ukraine speak of heartbreak as they close on £10k needed to repatriate himPolice were deployed in force in the cities where protests were scheduled by opposition group Vesna and supporters of jailed opposition leader, Alexei Navalny.

In Moscow, police roamed a downtown area where a protest was planned in pouring rain and checked the IDs of passers-by.Officers rounded up those they deemed suspicious and later distributed call-up summons to the men who were arrested.Police detained a man in a park just outside Red Square and whisked him away as others shouted "Shame."


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Another sign that Putins lost it or never had it.

Come out in your masses, they can't arrest all of you.

Putin needs putin to

Rasputitsa is coming!!

Brave, brave people

Will be this country soon

Those 2 guards are female, not sure if that's bad or worse than males.

Population of 140 odd million in advanced state of delusion! Unfortunately we’ve got the working class doing the same here!

I don't see how Russia can survive. Their society is crumbling

The tide is turning the brave stand up for human rights.

Shit got real for the Russians when Vladimir Putin began conscripting their sons to become cannon fodder

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