Protesters want life not war…
The Associated Press news agency reported that protesters in Moscow called for “NO To War and “Life to our children! They raised slogans of ‘No mobilization’. During this, there are reports of many Russian citizens leaving the country. At the same time, some Western countries have suggested that people fleeing Russia after President Putin’s announcement of partial mobilization will not be given asylum in their country.
Everyone is scared in Russia
During the demonstration, a protesting student Vasily Fedorov said, ‘Everyone is scared here. I want peace, I don’t want to shoot a gun. It’s too dangerous to come out now. The student was wearing a pacifist symbol on his chest during the demonstration. Another student, Oksana Sidorenko, told AFP she was against war and mobilization. A student took a jibe at Putin and said, ‘Why are they deciding my future for me? I am scared for myself, for my brother.’
Protest against Putin’s move
Despite Russia’s strict laws against criticism of the military and war, protests are taking place across the country. According to the independent Russian human rights group OVD-Info, more than 1,300 Russians have been arrested in anti-war demonstrations in 38 cities. The Russian news agency Interfax quoted the Interior Ministry as saying they had halted attempts to “organize unauthorized gatherings”. According to the ministry, it has been said that all the demonstrations taking place in the country have been stopped and those who violated it have been arrested. Police is taking further action.
Protests taking place across the country against Putin
Earlier, the anti-war movement Vesna Youth Democratic Movement had called for demonstrations. “We call on Russian forces in units and on the front lines to refuse to participate in ‘special operations’ or to surrender as soon as possible,” Vesna said in an appeal on its website, referring to the Russo-Ukraine war. ” You don’t have to die for Putin. You are needed in Russia by those who love you. You are like cannon fodder to the authorities, where you will be wasted without any meaning or purpose.
Putin’s decree intensified stir in the country amid Ukraine war
At the same time, the website also includes a hotline for soldiers within the military who do not wish to participate in the war. Let us tell you that this demonstration is taking place after the announcement of partial deployment of three lakh reserve troops during Russian President Putin’s address to the nation on TV. The war between Russia and Ukraine that started on 24 February this year is not over. At the same time, since Putin’s announcement, the already happening demonstrations across the country have intensified.
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