Anti-War Protests Of Ukraine Invasion Break Out In Russian Cities

Anti-War Protests Break Out In Russian Cities As Many Shocked At Scale Of Ukraine Invasion

Over 1,000 Arrested in Antiwar Protests Across Russia

By Dave DeCamp via

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.

Infographic: Where Russian Anti-War Protesters Have Been Detained | Statista

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And according to Fox News, individuals in some prominent political families have spoken out, as the large-scale scope of the war has become unpopular among some segments of society:

Even the daughter of oligarch and Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich has spoken out, posting on Instagram that “The biggest and most successful lie of Kremlin’s propaganda is that most Russians stand with Putin.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s daughter also posted “No to war” on Instagram.

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.”


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2 Comments on Anti-War Protests Of Ukraine Invasion Break Out In Russian Cities

  1. Why did the US back a violent coup in Ukraine against an elected government in 2014?
    Why did the US/EU support Neo-Nazis in key positions in Kiev’s government like Svoboda party and Right Sector groups?
    Why was the media silent when Kiev’s regime of Neo-Nazis began beating up, murdering and bombing innocent Russian-speaking civilians in Donbas?
    Why hasn’t any of these questions been asked by the cheerleading western media?
    Why? Because Washington created the coup in 2014, supported Neo-Nazi extremists who then went on an ethnic-cleaning rampage to get rid of Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the East, and for Washington and NATO to take control of Ukraine’s resources and plant first-strike missile bases on the border pointing at Russia threatening Russia’s security.
    How would Washington and western media react if Russia created a coup in Mexico, installed Neo-Nazis extremists and planted first-strike missile bases along the Mexican border pointing at the US?

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