Russian Police Detain Over 4,000 Anti-War Protesters

Russian police detained over 4,000 people at anti-war protests in dozens of cities from March 6 to March 7, according to human rights group OVD-Info.

As of March 7 at 3:18 a.m. local time, police detained over 4,907 people protesting the invasion of Ukraine in 69 cities across Russia.

At least 2,350 of those detained were in Moscow.

The number of detainees now stands at 13,297 since Russia launched the invasion on Feb. 24, according to OVD-Info.

Several demonstrations have taken place across Russia since the invasion despite a number of new anti-protest laws.

Earlier this week, jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for daily protests against the invasion, saying that Russia should not be a “nation of frightened cowards.”

Due to the protests, special police forces were patrolling near the Kremlin on March 6.

Protests also took place in the city of Nova-Kakhovka in the Kherson region of Ukraine, calling for the Russian troops to “go home.”

The Russian troops opened fired in an attempt to disperse the protesters.

Anti-war protests also took place in Kazakhstan, Belgium, and in the United Kingdom.

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