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WATCH: More than 600 arrests made as anti-mobilisation protests continue in Russia


MORE than 600 people have reportedly been arrested so far across Russia in anti-mobilisation protests, according to local reports.

UPDATE 7.56 pm (September 21) – More videos have been released on Wednesday, September 21 showing the mass anti-mobilisation protests taking place in Russia as the backlash against the mobilisation decree announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the day.

Igor Sushko wrote: “630 people are already arrested across #Russia in anti-#mobilization protests.”

“RUSSIA :#VIDEO ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS HAVE GATHERED IN MOSCOW TO PROTEST against Putin’s announcement of partial conscription of reservists to fight in Ukraine. Police start arresting people,” wrote @LoveWorld_Peopl on Twitter.

Earlier on Wednesday, September 21, the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office warned of liability for calling and participating in unauthorised mass events (including on the Internet).

ORIGINAL 6.09 pm (September 21) – Russian police have arrested multiple people in Russia protesting against the mobilisation decree announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, September 21.

Protests organised by the Russian anti-war movement “Vesna” have been held throughout Russia following the partial mobilisation announcement made by Putin and have led to Russian police arresting multiple people.

“More than 100 people arrested at protests in Russia over mobilisation,” Market Rebellion wrote on Twitter.

Footage circulating online show the protests and subsequent arrests.

“Police violently grab people in Yekaterinburg.”

“The mass action against mobilisation takes place in St. Petersburg.”

“In #Surgut, people also come out.”

“More than 109 people arrested at protests against mobilisation in #Russia so far.”

According to Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russia will call up 300,000 reservists during the partial mobilisation declared in Russia.

After the partial mobilisation was announced, flights leaving Russia to Istanbul and Yerevan for September 21 completely sold out, while the prices for the following dates rose sharply, according to ticket aggregators in the country.

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Matthew Roscoe

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