Dozens arrested at unauthorized protests in Russia urging Vladimir Putin not to seek fourth term
Sunday - 30/04/2017 00:16
Nationwide protests on March 26 appeared to rattle the Kremlin because of the demonstrations' unusual size and reach.
Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term as president rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere. The centerpiece rally in Moscow was held peacefully, despite being unsanctioned by authorities. Several hundred people rallied in a park then moved to the nearby presidential administration building to present letters telling Putin to stand down from running in 2018. But in St. Petersburg, Associated Press journalists saw dozens arrested. The OVD-Info group that monitors political repression relayed reports of more arrests in several other cities, including 20 in Tula and 14 in Kemerovo. ... Read more