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Russia: Over 600 detained during protests against mobilisation

More than 600 people have already been detained in Russia on Wednesday during nationwide protests against mobilisation for war with Ukraine, OWD-Info organisation reported. According to media outlets, brutal detentions by police are taking place.

OWD-Info reported that in St Petersburg, one detainee was beaten by officers when he stood up for a woman.

In #Moscow, riot police carried away an unconscious young woman.

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) September 21, 2022

As of around 8.20 pm (7.20 pm in Poland), a total of around 630 people had been detained in 32 cities, the highest number in Moscow – 192 and in St Petersburg – 232.

Putin's "cosmonauts" continue to brutally detain and beat people with truncheons in St. Petersburg.

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) September 21, 2022

The organisation reports “brutal detentions” in both cities. Moreover, footage of people being pacified by police officers circulates social media.

This is what detentions in the center of #Moscow look like now.

Photo: BBC Russian Service

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) September 21, 2022

There are also reports of detentions of journalists.

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