Navalny calls for daily demonstrations against the war in Ukraine

Alexei NavalnyPhoto: AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko, File

“Let us not become a country of scared and silent people,” the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wrote on Wednesday. He encouraged daily demonstrations against the war in Ukraine.

In a thread published on both Navalny’s Russian-language and English-language Twitter accounts, the imprisoned opposition leader called on both Russians and the rest of the world to demonstrate against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine every day.

“We (the people) in Russia want to be a nation of peace. Unfortunately, few would call us that (note: peaceful) now. But at least let’s not be a country of scared and silent people,” Navalny wrote.

He attacked what he called “pseudo-historical nonsense used as an excuse to get Russians to kill Ukrainians.”

Navalny: Putin is not Russia

Putin is not Russia. If there is anything in Russia now that one can be proud of, it is the 6,824 people who were arrested because they went out into the streets to demonstrate against war, he added.

Navalny urged people to go out and demonstrate against the war every day.

“If you are abroad, go to the Russian embassy. If you can arrange a demonstration, do it this weekend. If we have to fill the prisons … to stop the war, then we have to do it. Everything has a price, and now, in the spring of 2022, we have to pay that price because no one else can do it for us. Let us not ‘be against the war,’ let us fight against the war,” he concluded.

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