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More than 1,000 people have been detained during Alexei Navalny protest

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posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 10:22 AM
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny returned to Russia following his recovery from a recent bout of "Altitude Sickness" and was promptly arrested and jailed on outstanding charges , today his supporters held a rally in support of Navalny in temperatures as low as -50C , that's dedication.

The protest was deemed illegal by the authorities and was broken up by riot police , reports say over 1,000 people have been detained including Alexei Navalny's wife.

The gatherings, which police have declared illegal, are the first by Mr Navalny's supporters since he was arrested last weekend on his return to Moscow, after spending five months in Germany recovering from novichok poisoning.

More than 1,600 people have been detained across Russia because of the protests, according to monitoring group OVD-INFO.

It comes after thousands took part in rallies and marches in Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Izhevsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Arkhangelsk and other cities in Russia's east, where, it is claimed, protests are the biggest for some years.
news.sky.com...


Could this be the beginning of the next Russian Revolution ?
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posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: gortex

The era of Putin is coming to an end. And I imagine it won't go smoothly.



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: gortex

They can't let all the fun happen solely in the US.....gotta spread that wealth and overthrow some governments yo!



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: gortex

The era of Putin is coming to an end. And I imagine it won't go smoothly.


One can only hope.

Nothing like being ruled by a communist gangster.



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: gortex

The era of Putin is coming to an end. And I imagine it won't go smoothly.


Agreed , Putin doesn't seem like the type to bow out gracefully and I Imagine the military is largely behind him , the question is are their those in the military who are willing and ready to break away ... it's happened before.



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 10:37 AM
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Maybe Vlad and Joe could work together to rub out any problems they may share



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 10:50 AM
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Chill folks, it was a relatively small gathering with pushing and shoving, a cop got decked and some folks got arrested, and there was no armed rampage through the Kremlin.

Ok, tongue in cheek but couldn't resist


And something else I just noticed, not sure where the figures are from, but I doubt there was even a thousand protesters, let alone that many arrested.
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posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 11:03 AM
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And something else I just noticed, not sure where the figures are from, but I doubt there was even a thousand protesters, let alone that many arrested.

I guess the figures are compiled from the multiple protests around the Country.



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Zcustosmorum




And something else I just noticed, not sure where the figures are from, but I doubt there was even a thousand protesters, let alone that many arrested.

I guess the figures are compiled from the multiple protests around the Country.


Either that or some over-zealous journo at Sky is inflating the numbers



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 11:13 AM
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Has our media told us whether it was a "peaceful but freezing protest" or an "insurrection" yet? I would hate to have to make up my own mind.



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Speaking of spreading the wealth, Putin is rumored to be one of the richest men in the world.

Now, I'm not against someone being successful and building up their net worth, but Putin has been a career politician (slash "public servant")... So it's a bit suspicious how he allegedly made it into the top ten of the world.

I'm not Russian, so I don't know what the majority Russian sentiment is... I know my opinion is formed from long games of telephone and recognize that, but it does seem Putin is a few shades past fishy.



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 03:23 PM
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It's being reported that over 2,000 people have been detained following the protests in cities across Russia.

OVD Info, an independent NGO that monitors rallies, said about 2,800 people had been detained, more than 1,000 of them in Moscow alone. The Kremlin has not commented.


At least 40,000 people joined a rally in central Moscow, Reuters news agency estimated. Observers say this was the largest protest in the capital since the demonstrations of 2019. But Russia's interior ministry put the number of protesters at 4,000.
www.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 04:14 PM
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Is this really all that surprising? After failing to kill Navalny, do you really think they're going to let him build any kind of base now that he's back in the country



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Speaking of spreading the wealth, Putin is rumored to be one of the richest men in the world.

Now, I'm not against someone being successful and building up their net worth, but Putin has been a career politician (slash "public servant")... So it's a bit suspicious how he allegedly made it into the top ten of the world.

I'm not Russian, so I don't know what the majority Russian sentiment is... I know my opinion is formed from long games of telephone and recognize that, but it does seem Putin is a few shades past fishy.


I wouldn't be surprised. Similar to our entire congress....none of them should be rich, yet they all are.



posted on Jan, 23 2021 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254


After failing to kill Navalny, do you really think they're going to let him build any kind of base now that he's back in the country


Base of earthworms.



posted on Jan, 27 2021 @ 06:23 AM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Also a FSB agent was dragged out of his car by a mob and had his eye gouged out.
Navalny was told he would be arrested for breach of bail when he returned to Russia from Germany.
Turns out him and the Skripal's must be immune to the most dangerous poison on the planet.



posted on Jan, 31 2021 @ 10:44 AM
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More demonstrations this weekend against the Russian authorities detention of Navalny with around 4,000 people detained for unlawful assembly.

In Moscow the BBC's Sarah Rainsford says protesters played cat-and-mouse with police, getting up close to officers before retreating to safety. Police snatch squads pulled some protesters through the lines of riot shields. Footage showed a stream of people being escorted on to buses by riot police.

Protesters then attempted to reach the Matrosskaya Tishina prison where Mr Navalny is being held.

Mr Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya, was among those detained at Sunday's protest, Mr Navalny's team said. Earlier she posted a picture of herself on the way to the rally.

Police say the protests are illegal and Russian authorities have warned that the demonstrations could spread the coronavirus.

A 40-year-old protester in Moscow told Reuters: "I understand that I live in a totally lawless state. In a police state, with no independent courts. In a country ruled by corruption. I would like to live differently," she said.

In St Petersburg, Mr Putin's home city, a crowd gathered in a central square and chanted: "Down with the Tsar."
www.bbc.co.uk...







 
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