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Anti-war demonstrations across Russia result in 2,000 arrests

The team of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny posted videos on YouTube - including one of a group of elderly women shouting "No to war!"

05 March 2022, Japan, Tokio: Protesters hold placards as they march in central Tokyo to protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Protesters hold placards as they march in central Tokyo to protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Stanislav Kogiku/dpa.

Around 2,000 people have been arrested in cities across Russia amid renewed demonstrations against the invasion of Ukraine, according to civil rights activists.

More than 200 people were taken into custody on Sunday in both the city of Yekaterinburg in the Urals and the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the Russian human rights organization OWD-Info announced on Telegram.

The team of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny posted videos on YouTube - including one of a group of elderly women shouting "No to war!"

The Russian authorities have not authorized the rallies and have repeatedly cracked down on those protesting against the ongoing invasion.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, several thousand people have already been arrested, according to OWD-Info.

Anti-war demonstrations across Russia result in 2,000 arrests
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