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The United States called Friday on both Russian authorities and protesters to remain peaceful as opponents of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin prepared major weekend demonstrations against his rule.
Putin has angrily accused the United States of inciting the protests after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised concerns about the fairness of parliamentary elections that Putin’s party won but with a reduced majority.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that the United States supported the right to peaceful protest in Russia as it does “anywhere in the world.”
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Whether they are protesting for an hour or a month is neither here nor there.
Originally posted by AnonymousFem
Any post with regards to Police brutality, I am usually the first one to condemn it. Any topic on this subject wither it is protestors in Greece, USA, UK, Or Russia I have criticized and condemned it
For the US how ever to criticize Russia over the use of their tactics while their own police forces and security forces are doing the exact same thing, flies in the face off hypocrisy.
It is not being melodramatic, it is actually pointing out the double standards.