7×7 reports that several dozen people took to the streets in Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude. There are also reports of actions in Khabarovsk and Yakutsk.
In Irkutsk, security forces reportedly dispersed the rally and detained a number of people. In other cities, the police talk to the participants, check their documents and ask them to disperse.
Updated at 6:16 p.m.
At least 40 people were arrested during an anti-war rally in Yekaterinburg
A rally against “partial mobilization” is taking place in Yekaterinburg. As 66.RU reports, law enforcement officers arrested at least 40 people who participated in the rally.
Twenty minutes after protesters began to gather in the square, one of the policemen said over the loudspeaker that he was giving the protesters 30 seconds to disperse from the “unsanctioned event”.
Among those detained were three Yekaterinburg women, one of whom said as police officers led her into a police van: “We just want to live so our husbands won’t be taken away.” According to It’s my city, law enforcement officials also arrested two cyclists.
When the police practically cleared the square, “mobilization activists” arrived at the scene, the newspaper said.
Several dozen people went to the protest in Tomsk. The police have started arrests, Meduza reports.
A local resident was arrested in Novosibirsk, who shouted to the security forces: “I don’t want to die for Putin and for you!” The crowd started applauding him.
A video of his arrest was posted on the Telegram channel.
The prosecutor’s office in the Russian capital, Moscow, published a post on the social network “Telegram” in which it “reminded” that participation in unauthorized “mass gatherings” is a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
According to the BBC, this is possibly a warning to people who are planning to go to protests on Wednesday night due to the government’s decision to start a partial mobilization.
At that time, some Telegram channels announced that anti-mobilization protests had already begun in the Russian Far East. According to available data, 10 people have already been detained in Irkutsk.
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