As Russian missiles rained down on Ukraine, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across Russia to protest their government’s offensive on Thursday, and many were detained by police.
According to the Russian rights monitoring group OVD-Info, at least 1,758 people were detained at antiwar protests in 55 Russian cities. Of that number, 967 were arrested in Moscow, and 431 were detained in Saint Petersburg.
In Moscow, protesters gathered at Pushkinskaya Square, in the center of the city. Demonstrators carried signs with antiwar slogans that read: “Stop the war,” “Ukraine is not our enemy,” “No one needs this war.”
According to RT, the Moscow police said they “temporarily detained” 600 people. OVD-Info published a list on its website of the names of the people that have been arrested in each city.
Some prominent Russians have spoken out against President Vladimir Putin’s decision to attack Ukraine, including journalists and other public figures. Yelena Kovalskaya, the director of a state-funded theater in Moscow, quit her job and wrote on Facebook that it’s “impossible to work for a killer and get paid by him.”
20 thoughts on “Over 1,000 Arrested in Antiwar Protests Across Russia”
Here and there ,courageous people do exist.
Supporters of the fascists in Kiev are not “courageous people”.
So everyone who opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a supporter of Saddam Hussein?
No one knows where to stand in any of these conflicts.
Just a tragic mess.
They may be right,they may be wrong,but theyare standing up for their convictions in a situation where they will be harshly punished. would you?
More like traitors.
go away. you are not anti war
anti war people don’t call antiwar protesters “traitors”. what a stupid thing to do.
I am a peace activist and I suggest, the better way is to invite him to stay….
This one does…
2,000 peaceful protestors beaten by police-I call them heroes.
Tell that to the IDF and Israeli police.
You make a flat-out statement and without explanation. Would you extend yourself to let those of us who are perplexed by you better understand you? Thank you.
Probably Navalni supporters and “Atlanticists” – people who want Russia to join the EU – what The Saker calls “5th and 6th Columnists”. And of course there will be some who don’t like war – which is certainly reasonable. I imagine quite a few anarchists – my people – are in the crowd as well.
What I don’t see is anyone coming up with a realistic solution for the situation leading up to this event.
Or just people who don’t want their want their country and compatriots involved in a disastrous war.
Those, too. Problem is discerning how many of each faction there are in a crowd.
Disastrous war? Things are going about as well as could be for them.
the dogs of war have been released. who can have any confidence about what will happen?
when Nato launched its filthy war against the people of Libya, and thousands and thousands of air attacks, russia’s foreign minister condemned it as a war of aggression against a state, and that for me waa credibility.
now, what is this other than an aggression against a state? their actions are far broader than protecting their compatriots in disputed bordering provinces!
It’s only right that the anti-war activists are allowed to peacefuly protest. What bothers me however, is that they seem to be clueless as to why Vladimir Putin is using military force against Ukraine. And the reason is an American Foreign Policy that comes straight from hell!!!
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