Russian law enforcement authorities have been accused of carrying out mass raids on the homes and offices of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's supporters.
The searches took place days after Russia's ruling United Russia party lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly.
MOSCOW — Russian law enforcement authorities on Thursday was accused of carrying out mass raids on the homes and offices of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's supporters, as part of an investigation into money-laundering.
"Putin is very angry," Navalny wrote on social media after the raids."This is a case where the actions of the police are no different from those of burglars."
Kira Yarmysh, Navalny's spokeswoman, said on Thursday that the scale and nature of the latest raids was unprecedented.
He linked the searches to Navalny's tactical voting strategy and said the homes of activists, their relatives and the regional headquarters of Navalny's movement were being targeted.
Golos, a non-governmental organization that monitors Russian elections, said on Thursday that the homes of its activists were also being raided by the authorities.Read more: NBC News
That is the Russian democracy. Putin and all his followers are living a dictatorship dream. Putin has camouflage under democracy to rule as an authoritarian. We should look at this as a harbinger of things to come if trump gets another term - or refuses to step down from the current one. Russia is becoming more and more like the US.
We The People NOT POLITICIANS WE THE PEOPLE Even here in Russia We The People, ALL OF US, around the world are sick and tired of the OPPRESSION OF THE 1% B SANDERS IS RIGHT. We have to get the 1% to quit stomping us into the dirt WE THE PEOPLE ARE RESISTING ACROSS THE WORLD tass_agency tassagency_en RT_russian ламе PUTIN
Because Navalny is a dirty crook. He's no saint. This is the part -socialism implementation, that Democrats never talk about and don’t want anyone to know about In Russia, the power of the state comes down on critics, while in the U.S. police are judge, jury, and executioners for Blacks. The tyranny of wealth and institutional racism capture us in this democracy.
What a surprise!!!!! Собой займитесь, а мы с этими уродами сами разберёмся. Хватит лезть в мою страну со своей «демократией». realDonaldTrump Is taking notes with a sharpie, while old white guys in flag T-shirt sit at the VFW & hand over their democracy over a fifty cent beer. That way they won’t have to admit they got conned by a con-man.They are a disgrace to previous generations usa VoteBlue2020
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