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Nearly 1,400 Arrested as Antiwar Protests Erupt Across Russia

HeadlineSep 22, 2022

In Russia, protests erupted in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and at least three dozen other cities Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin announced plans to mobilize 300,000 additional troops to fight in Ukraine.
bq. Protesters: “Nyet voinye! Nyet voinye! Nyet voinye!”
In Moscow, demonstrators chanting “Nyet voinye!” or “No to war!” were met by officers in riot gear, who dragged them into police buses. A Russian human rights monitor says similar scenes played out across 38 Russian cities as police arrested nearly 1,400 people Wednesday.

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