At least 46 people have been arrested after the beginning of the protests against the partial mobilization announced this Wednesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin, convened in various cities of the country by the Vesná (Spring) peace movement, according to the independent human rights organization OVD-Info.
Until now “46 people have been arrested throughout Russia in the protests against the mobilization”reported the NGO on its Telegram page.
In her call, Vesná stated that Putin’s partial mobilization means that “thousands of Russian men, our fathers, brothers and husbands, will be thrown into the meat grinder of war.”
under the motto “No to the mobilization”, Russian citizens were called to protest at 4:00 p.m. GMT in their cities, the organization reported on its Telegram channel.
The NGO published a list of cities with the addresses where the protesters should leave, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
In addition, he published photos and videos of the protests in cities such as Ulan-Ude, Tomsk, Barnaul, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk, in which several dozen young people can be seen with banners against the war.
Anticipating that the Russian security forces would try to prevent or suppress the protests, the movement published the contact details of OVD-Info, which monitors arrests and defends those arrested and was declared a year ago “agent foreigner” in Russia.
According to this organization, since the beginning of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine there have been 16,437 arrests in protests over the war intervention. EFE