St. Petersburg & Moscow Streets Fill With Protestors Despite Arrest Threat

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By day three of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, protests were breaking out in the major cities of Russia as anger grew among the public. By that day, more than 2,000 arrests of protesters had already taken place, but the people of Russia kept protesting.

 

 

All over the country in places like St. Petersburg and Moscow, they march in the streets in support of their Ukrainian neighbors, with families spread across the two country, making the fight more personal to many Russians watching Putin’s attack play out. They march while chanting “no to war!” and they work to free those who have been unfairly arrested for their participation in the protests.

The risk of arrest is real for the protests. On Sunday, more than 4,300 Russians had been arrested for protesting the war in Ukraine, but the people continue to protest. Reuters reports that:

 

‘The interior ministry said 5,200 people had taken part in the protests. The OVD-Info protest monitoring group said it had documented the detention of at least 4,366 people in 56 different cities.’

Twitter offered words of support for Ukraine and added more information to what can be seen in the videos. Read some of their comments below:

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