The Russians braved -60-degree weather and police brutality to force the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Thousands of Russians in 200 cities from Moscow to Siberia protested the subzero cold and police brutality during an anti-democratic protest in the country on Saturday.
The protests came in response to the killings and arrests of an opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which sparked outrage among Russian citizens.
Navalny was poisoned in August last year and transferred to Germany for treatment, where doctors confirmed that drug agent Novichok was used. Navalny later helped investigate his own murder together with Bellingcat, a new article. He’s famous called the FSB agent what happened was to trick him into agreeing.
Opposing leader returned to Russia on January 17, where he was immediately arrested. His team published another study two days later, which shows the palace of President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea. The inquiry came in conjunction with Navalny’s call for a demonstration on January 23, which was strongly influenced.
Worldwide, more than 3,000 people have been arrested, including 16 journalists anti-compliant OVD-Info page, most in the last four years. It is not known how many people in the country took part, but the videos and pictures show what looks like thousands of people on the streets.
In Siberia, people protested against the weather -60.
In Irkutsk, a small town on the border with Mongolia, thousands of people flood the streets.
Opponents were also on the streets to the Kremlin in Moscow.
And thousands marched to St.
Protesters in Moscow threw police nearby.
But it did not take long for the police to use force during the protests, which were once considered illegal.
One video shows a woman being beaten in the stomach. According to Mediazona reporters, the woman suffered a stroke and was taken to hospital.
In one video, police are seen harassing a young child as the crowd shouts for his release.
One journalist, who was arrested and released, reported people being beaten on police buses.
One video shows a woman being taken by two men in plain clothes.
The US Embassy in Russia has sent a message online to support the protests, as well as the Russian Foreign Ministry later. he called the tweet a “fraud.”
Graphics and video footage of the protest rallied by the police, sometimes affecting their conscience.
Undeterred by police response and government opposition, Navalny called for more demonstrations next week.
“This was the first step on the path to success,” the Anti-Corruption Foundation he wrote. “See you again a week later.”