More than 500 people arrested in anti-war demonstrations in Russia

Antiwar protest RussiaPhoto: AP Photo / Dmitri Lovetsky

Russian police have arrested at least 560 people in anti-war demonstrations in 26 cities on Friday, according to the organization OVD-Info on Saturday morning.

Lawyers from OVD-Info have assisted some of the arrested people with legal assistance.

Many in Russia have taken to the streets in protest of President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine. On the first day of fighting, more than 1,700 people were arrested in demonstrations in Russian cities, according to figures from OVD-Info.

In Georgia, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest Friday night. According to local media, it was one of the largest demonstrations in the capital of Tbilisi in a long time. 

People demonstrated against the country’s government, which has refused to join other countries that impose sanctions on Russia.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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