The Russians showed courage in -60 degree weather and police brutality in demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Thousands of Russian submarines rained down temperatures and police brutality across 200 cities stretching from Moscow to Siberia during pro-democracy protests in the country on Saturday.
The protests came in response to assassination attempts and subsequent arrests of opposition leaders Alexei Navalny, Which aroused excitement among Russian citizens.
Navalny was poisoned in August last year and was transferred to Germany for treatment, where doctors confirmed the disease Chemical agent Novichok We used. Navalny later assisted in the investigation of his own murder Bellingcat together, A newsletter. He is famously Called an FSB agent Involved and a confession deceived him.
Opposition leader said 1 Jan January returned to Russia, Where he was immediately arrested. His team Another investigation revealed Two days later, which apparently shows President Vladimir Putin’s palace in the Black Sea. The investigation comes along with a call for a January 23 protest from Navalny, which was intensely considered.
According to the report, more than 3,000 people have been arrested across the country, including 11 journalists Protest tracking website OVD-infoIt is not known how many people across the country took part in the last four years, but videos and images show that thousands of people are present on the streets.
In Siberia, people protested in -60 degree weather.
Thousands of people took to the streets in Irkutsk, a small town bordering Mongolia.
Protesters take to the streets in Moscow’s Kremlin.
And thousands marched in St. Petersburg.
Protesters in Moscow threw snowballs at nearby police officers.
However, it did not take long for police to use force during the protests, which were previously considered illegal.
A video shows a woman kicking in the abdomen. According to Mediazone, the woman had an argument and was taken to hospital.
In another video, the crowd screamed for him to leave because the police were seen harassing a small child.
A journalist who was arrested and later released has a record of beating people on a police bus.
And another video shows a woman in civilian clothes being grabbed by two men.
The U.S. embassy in Russia tweeted in support of the protest, followed by the Russian Foreign Ministry This tweet has been marked as “hypocrisy”.
Striking photos and videos basically band together protesters against the police, sometimes appealing to their conscience.
Navalny’s organization called for more protests next week, citing police backlash and official condemnation.
“It was the first step towards victory,” said the Anti-Corruption Foundation Tweeted. “See you in a week.”